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Description - Segu by Maryse Conde

A 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 Details

ISBN: 9780345353061
ISBN-10: 0345353064
Format: Paperback
(203mm x 133mm x 31mm)
Pages: 493
Imprint: Ballantine Books Inc.
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publish Date: 31-Dec-1988
Country of Publication: United States

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