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What Is Africa to Me? Fragments of a True-To-Life Autobiography

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ISBN-10: 0857423762

ISBN-13: 9780857423764

Edition: 2016

Authors: Maryse Conde, Richard Philcox

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Maryse Condé is one of the best known and beloved French Caribbean literary voices. The author of more than twenty novels, she was shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize in 2015 and has long been recognized as a giant of black feminist literature. While Condé has previously published an autobiography of her childhood, What Is Africa to Me? for the first time tells the story of her early adult years in Africa--years formative not only for her, but also for African colonies appealing for their own independence.What Is Africa to Me? traces the late 1950s to 1968, chronicling Condé's life in Sékou Touré's Guinea to her time in Kwame N'Krumah's Ghana, where she rubbed shoulders with…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2016
Publisher: Seagull Books
Publication date: 12/15/2017
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 264
Size: 0.54" wide x 0.82" long x 0.11" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Maryse Condwas born in Guadeloupe, a French territory of the Caribbean. She has taught extensively in Africa and the United States and is now a professor emerita at Columbia University, where she created the Center for French and Francophone Studies. She has written over twenty novels includingSegu, Windward Heights, The Story of the Cannibal Woman,andWho Slashed Celamire's Throat?and now divides her time between New York and Paris.Richard Philcox has published new translations of Frantz Fanon's The Wretched of the Earth and Black Skin White Masks.