• I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem

I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem

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Maryse Condé 

This wild and entertaining novel expands on the true story of the enslaved West Indian woman, Tituba, who was accused of witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts, arrested in 1692, and forgotten in jail until the general amnesty for witches two years later. Maryse Condé brings Tituba out of historical silence and creates for her a fictional childhood, adolescence, and old age. She turns her into what she calls "a sort of female hero, an epic heroine, like the legendary ‘Nanny of the maroons,’" who, schooled in the sorcery and magical ritual of obeah, is arrested for healing members of the family that owns her.

246 Pages

February 2009

University of Virginia Press