Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Registration for the Folger's October book club is now open!

Words, Words, Words: A Virtual Book Club

Join us for I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem


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Gather your coven and join us for the start of the Halloween season on Thursday, October 1, at 6:30pm (Eastern Daylight Time) to discuss I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem by Maryse Condé.

Participation is free but registration is required. Sessions will be conducted through Zoom, with instructions for accessing the link sent out the Tuesday before, along with links to supplemental material and suggestions for sips and snacks.

Hope to see you there!


I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem

by Maryse Condé

Thursday, October 1, at 6:30pm (EDT)


This wild and entertaining novel expands on the true story of the West Indian slave Tituba, who was accused of witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts, arrested in 1692, and forgotten in jail until the general amnesty for witches two years later.

Maryse Condé brings Tituba out of historical silence and creates for her a fictional childhood, adolescence, and old age. She turns her into what she calls "a sort of female hero, an epic heroine, like the legendary ‘Nanny of the maroons,’" who, schooled in the sorcery and magical ritual of obeah, is arrested for healing members of the family that owns her.