Segu

Couverture
Ballantine, 12 mars 1988 - 493 pages
0 Avis
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

À l'intérieur du livre

Avis des internautes - Rédiger un commentaire

Segu: a novel

Avis d'utilisateur  - Not Available - Book Verdict

It is late 18th-century Africa, and change, in the form of slave traders from the west and Islam from the east, is coming to the tribal societies. In Segu, a kingdom near present-day Mali, the family ... Consulter l'avis complet

Table des matières

PART
1
PART
125
PART THREE
223
Droits d'auteur

1 autres sections non affichées

Autres éditions - Tout afficher

Expressions et termes fréquents

À propos de l'auteur (1988)

Maryse Conde is the award-winning author of twelve novels, including "Crossing the Mangrove, Segu, Who Slashed Celanire's Throat?, " and "I, Tituba: Black Witch of Salem." She lives in New York and Montebello, Guadeloupe.

Informations bibliographiques