By (author) Maryse Conde
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Segu by Maryse Conde
Book DescriptionA powerful novel of Africa's history and the men and women who determined its fate. From the East came Islam. From the West, the slave trade. The battle for Africa's soul had begun..."A wondrous novel about a period of African history few other writers have addressed... Much of the novel's radiance comes from the lush descriptions of a traditional life that is both exotic and violent." -THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW"Segu is an overwhelming accomplishment. It injects into the density of history characters who are as alive as you and I. Passionate, lusty, greedy, they are in conflict with themselves as well as with God and Mammon. Maryse Conde has done us all a tremendous service by rendering history so compelling and exciting. Segu is a literary masterpiece I could not put down."-LOUISE MERIWETHER
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780140259490
(197mm x 133mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Penguin Books Australia
Publisher: Penguin Books Australia
Publish Date: 26-Sep-1996
Country of Publication: Australia
Books By Author Maryse Conde
Victoire, Paperback / softback (April 2014)
Translation of: Victoire, les saveurs et les mots.
Journey of a Caribbean Writer, Hardback (February 2014)
For nearly four decades, the author, best known for her novels "Segu" and "Windward Heights", has been at the forefront of French Caribbean literature. In this collection of essays and lectures, written over many years and in response to the challenges posed by a changing world, she reflects on the ideas and histories that have moved her.
Story of the Cannibal Woman, Paperback (June 2008)» View all books by Maryse Conde
Celebrated international award-winning author Maryse Conde's new novel about a woman out to uncover the mystery of her husband's murder and rebuild a life in his absence.
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Author Biography - Maryse Conde
A native of Guadeloupe, Maryse Conde lived for many years in Paris, where she taught West Indian literature at the Sorbonne. The author of several novels that have been well received in France (both Segu and its sequel were best-sellers), she has lectured widely in the United States and now divides her time between Guadeloupe and New York city, where she teaches at Columbia University."
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