I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem

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Maryse Condé: I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem (Paperback, 1994, Ballantine Books)

Paperback, 225 pages

English language

Published Jan. 3, 1994 by Ballantine Books.

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At the age of seven, Tituba watched as her mother was hanged for daring to wound a plantation owner who tried to rape her. She was raised from then on by Mama Yaya, a gifted woman who shared with her the secrets of healing and magic. But it was Tituba's love of the slave John Indian that led her from safety into slavery, and the bitter, vengeful religion practiced by the good citizens of Salem, Massachusetts. Though protected by the spirits, Tituba could not escape the lies and accusations of that hysterical time.

As history and fantasy merge, Maryse Condé, acclaimed author of Tree of Life and Segu, creates the richly imagined life of a fascinating woman.

3 editions


  • Tituba -- Fiction
  • Witchcraft -- Massachusetts -- Salem -- History -- Fiction
  • Salem (Mass.) -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775 -- Fiction