Maryse Condé Mayse Conde
Tree of Life
March 12, 2019 Comments.. 154
Tree of Life Maryse Condé Mayse Conde The New York Times Book Review hailed Segu, Maryse Conde s unforgettable saga of nineteenth century Africa as the most significant historical novel about black Africa published in many a year Children of Segu, the gripping sequel, was greeted with the acclaim due to a master storyteller at the height of her gifts Now, with Tree of Life, Conde turns her impassioned, epiThe New York Times Book Review hailed Segu, Maryse Conde s unforgettable saga of nineteenth century Africa as the most significant historical novel about black Africa published in many a year Children of Segu, the gripping sequel, was greeted with the acclaim due to a master storyteller at the height of her gifts Now, with Tree of Life, Conde turns her impassioned, epic eye to the chaos and upheaval of the twentieth century Rapidly shifting back and forth between Guadeloupe and Harlem, moving from Haiti s desperate slums to the exclusive enclaves of the Parisian upper class, this deeply personal story traces one Guadeloupe family s rise from poverty to riches through several generations The story begins with Albert, the forebear, who leaves an island plantation to work on the Panama Canal and out of the horror of prejudice and oppression, fierily recreates himself as a man of immense wealth We learn about his sons Jacob, doomed to carry on his father s business but yearning for a life of his own, and Jean, who rejects the privilege and riches that are his birthright and becomes a martyr to the struggling people of his tragic land about his granddaughter, Thecla, who tries to find happiness through politics and men and about Albert II, who meets his puzzling and heartbreaking end an ocean away from his family and his roots The extraordinary tale is recounted by Coco, a contemporary female descendant, who finally reconciles herself to a past that has haunted her all her life Like Segu and Children of Segu, Tree of Life is a grand historical pageant, overflowing with the interlocking tales of many lives, teeming with social, cultural, and political details Rich and colorful and glorious was how Maya Angelou described Segu Tree of Life expands Maryse Conde s unique vision into our time.. Tree of Life The New York Times Book Review hailed Segu Maryse Conde s unforgettable saga of nineteenth century Africa as the most significant historical novel about black Africa published in many a year Children
  • Title: Tree of Life
  • Author: Maryse Condé Mayse Conde
  • ISBN: 9780345360748
  • Page: 331
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Tree of Life Maryse Condé Mayse Conde

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    1. Andrea says:

      Le premier trois quarts du livre est tr s prenant on est plong dans un pass pas si lointain et on suit l A eul, Albert, qui quitte sa Guadeloupe natale en qu te d un avenir autre qu ouvrier agricole dans les plantations Se poursuit, donc l histoire d une famille, les branches s tendant vers divers soleils, toutes touch es par les v nements de l Histoire et des destins individuels entrem l s La quatri me partie, par contre, centr e sur les errances de son arri re petite fille, la belle go ste Th [...]

    2. Karen says:

      I m beginning to wonder if I have an issue with multi generational family sagas They do tend to go on for far longer than the story can sustain and my patience endure Or perhaps Tree of Life by Maryse Cond had been on my to read shelf for well past its best before date and the initial impetus for buying it had long disappeared Either way, this was my first read for Women in Translation month 2016, and I was disappointed.Tree of Life is a very personal story of multiple generations of one family [...]

    3. Cheryl says:

      I loved this novel about the Caribbean It follows the Louis family from Albert a sugarcane slave in Guadalupe thru the generations to his great great niece This is the kind of book you can become each character, live their life, feel their joy and pain.

    4. Amy Layton says:

      We began this book during school, but since we were focusing on many different French speaking countries, we didn t have time to finish it So, a couple months later, I finished it, and it was well worth it

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