02 Apr 2024, 14:59

French writer Maryse Conde dies at 90: family

MARSEILLE, April 2, 2024 (BSS/AFP) - Guadeloupean writer Maryse Conde, who chronicled slavery, colonialism and African dictatorships in dozens of novels, plays and essays, died overnight at the age of 90, her husband told AFP on Tuesday.

A major figure in bringing black identity into literature with novels such as "Heremakhonon", Conde was born in Pointe-a-Pitre on February 11, 1934, and lived in several African countries before teaching at Columbia University in New York. 

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