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Cuba mourns death of Caribbean writer Maryse Condé

Havana, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) The Havana-based cultural institution Casa de las Américas on Wednesday lamented the recent death of writer Maryse Condé, whom will be remembered as a giant of Caribbean letters.

Although she was well known for novels such as Ségou. Les murailles de terres or Moi, Tituba, sorcière noire de Salem, she was also a notable researcher interested in understanding the functioning of Caribbean societies based on the dismantling of the patriarchal and colonial structure of modern society, Casa de las Américas noted.

The life of Maryse Condé, who died on Tuesday, took her from her native Guadeloupe to metropolitan France and from there to the African continent (Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea, Ghana, Senegal), where she experienced personal and political revolutions intensely, the Cuban institution noted on Facebook.

The article added that in the United States, Condé had a renowned academic career, and was also a prolific author of works of fiction, theater, children’s literature, literary essays and life narratives.

According to researcher Fabienne Viala, “Maryse Condé is a ‘Ceiba writer’ from the Caribbean,” as Casa de las Américas expressed on its Facebook profile.

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