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Condé, Maryse

LC control no.n 82093877
Descriptive conventionsrda
LC classificationPQ3949.2.C65
Personal name headingCondé, Maryse
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Variant(s)Condé, M. (Maryse)
Associated countryGuadeloupe
Associated placeFrance Guinea Senegal England United States
Birth date1937-02-11
Place of birthPointe-à-Pitre (Guadeloupe)
Field of activityAfrican literature
AffiliationUniversity of California, Santa Barbara Columbia University British Broadcasting Corporation Radio France internationale
Profession or occupationCollege teachers Novelists Dramatists Essayists
Found inHer Dieu nous l'a donné, 1972.
Her Hérémakhonon, c1982: title page (Maryse Condé) p. 179 (b. 1937)
Her Pays mêlé, c1985: title page (Maryse Condé) cover (M. Condé)
Bibliothèque nationale de France WWW auth. file, March 24, 2016 (hdg.: Condé, Maryse, 1937- ; b.: Feb. 11, 1937 ; nat.: Guadeloupe ; Novelist, taught African literature in Paris 7, Paris 10 and Sorbonne, and Caribbean culture and literature at the University of Los Angeles; lived in Africa)
Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience, Second Edition, accessed via The Oxford African American Studies Center online database, July 27, 2014: (Condé, Maryse; fiction writer, dramatist, essayist, educator; born in 1937 in Guadeloupe; studied in boarding school in Paris; moved to Guinea after she married; later moved with her children to Ghana; moved to London following Nkrumah's forced exile to Guinea (1996); worked for three years for the British Broadcasting Corporation and returned to Africa, settling in Senegal, where she resumed teaching; returned to France to finish her degree; also worked as an editor at Présence Africaine and hosted a program on Francophone literature on Radio France Internationale; after completing her thesis, began teaching at the university level, first in France and then in the United States; gained a faculty position in the black studies department at the University of California at Santa Barbara (1978); she is currently a professor emeritus at Columbia University, where she chaired the Center for French and Francophone studies from 1997 to 2002)
Quinn, A. Maryse Condé wins an alternative to the literature Nobel in a scandal-plagued year, via New York times website, October 12, 2018 (the Guadeloupean writer Maryse Condé won The New Academy Prize in Literature; substitute for this year's Nobel Prize in Literature; author of I, Tituba: Black Witch of Salem; Segu; Windward Heights; and other emotionally complex novels; born in 1937 in Pointe-à-Pitre)
Associated languagefre