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Book Title: Segou I De Aarden Wallen|
The author of the book: Maryse Condé
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 777 KB
Date of issue: 1990
ISBN 13: 9789067660853
Read full description of the books Segou I De Aarden Wallen:Ségou is de hoofdstad van een machtig rijk in Noordwest-Afrika. De burgers genieten hun voorrechten als heersers over vele volkeren. Totdat midden vorige eeuw vanuit het noorden de roep naar Allah doorklinkt en de eerste blanke zich voor de poorten van Ségou aandient. De priesters duiden de tekens: niets zal meer zijn zoals het was...Met dit monumentale epos over de ondergang van Ségou schildert Maryse Condé op grootse wijze de tragiek van Afrika.
Read information about the authorMaryse Condé is a Guadeloupean, French language author of historical fiction, best known for her novel Segu. Maryse Condé was born as Maryse Boucolon at Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe, the youngest of eight children. In 1953, her parents sent her to study at Lycée Fénelon and Sorbonne in Paris, where she majored in English. In 1959, she married Mamadou Condé, an Guinean actor. After graduating, she taught in Guinea, Ghana, and Senegal. In 1981, she divorced, but the following year married Richard Philcox, English language translator of most of her novels.
Condé's novels explore racial, gender, and cultural issues in a variety of historical eras and locales, including the Salem witch trials in I, Tituba: Black Witch of Salem and the 19th century Bambara Empire of Mali in Segu.
In addition to her writings, Condé had a distinguished academic career. In 2004 she retired from Columbia University as Professor Emeritus of French. She had previously taught at the University of California, Berkeley, UCLA, the Sorbonne, The University of Virginia, and the University of Nanterre.
In March 2007, Condé was the keynote speaker at Franklin College Switzerland's Caribbean Unbound III conference, in Lugano, Switzerland.
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