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Maryse Condé

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Maryse Condé
Maryse Condé in 2008
Maryse Condé in 2008
BornMarise Liliane Appoline Boucolon
(1937-02-11)11 February 1937
Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe
Died2 April 2024(2024-04-02) (aged 87)
Apt, Vaucluse, France
EducationLycée Fénelon
Alma materUniversity of Paris
Notable worksSegu
SpouseMamadou Condé[1]

Maryse Condé (born Marise Liliane Appoline Boucolon; 11 February 1934 – 2 April 2024) was a French author. She was best known for her novel Segu (1984–85).[2] She is a scholar of Francophone literature and Professor Emerita of French at Columbia University.[3]

She wrote her novels in French and they have been translated into English. She won Le Grand Prix Litteraire de la Femme (1986), Le Prix de L’Académie Francaise (1988), and the New Academy Prize in Literature (2018) for her works.[4]

Condé died in Apt, Vaucluse, France on 2 April 2024, at the age of 90.[5][6]

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  1. "Maryse CONDE", Aflit, University of Western Australia/French.
  2. Condé, Maryse, and Richard Philcox. Tales from the Heart: True Stories from My Childhood. New York: Soho, 2001.
  3. Moudileno, Lydie. "Maryse Conde." Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History. Gale, 2006. Biography in Context. Web. 18 Mar. 2014.
  4. Löfgren, Emma (29 August 2018). "Four writers shortlisted for 'the new Nobel Literature Prize'". The Local. Retrieved 11 September 2018.
  5. "Mort de Maryse Condé, grande dame de la littérature et de la pensée anticoloniale - L'Humanité". https://www.humanite.fr (in French). 3 September 2021. Retrieved 2 April 2024. {{cite news}}: External link in |work= (help)
  6. Marivat, Gladys (2 April 2024). "L'écrivaine guadeloupéenne Maryse Condé est morte". Le Monde.fr (in French). Retrieved 2 April 2024.

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