Maryse Condé

Maryse Condé is a novelist and scholar who divides her time between New York City and her native Guadeloupe. She is Professor Emerita of French at Columbia University, and has also taught at UCLA, the Sorbonne, and Berkeley. Among her numerous books are the novels Windward Heights (1998) and Victoire: My Mother’s Mother (2010), and the memoir What Is Africa to Me?: Fragments of a True-to-Life Autobiography (2016). (February 2019)

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