Tribute to Maryse Condé - Lecture-Concert: " I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem"

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The Company Sans Sommeil, in partnership with UNESCO’s Slave Route Project and Coalition of Artists for the General History of Africa, will present a Lecture-Concert of the novel "I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem" in the presence of the author Maryse Condé, at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, from 7 to 9 pm in Room I, on 23 May 2018.

Maryse Condé is a major figure of Caribbean literature and one of the most important Francophone writers whose work has had a significant impact in the Caribbean and in Africa. Guadeloupean scholar and novelist, she is the author of an impressive production: twenty novels, autobiographical stories, essays and articles on politics, language, Caribbean and French history.

This stage adaptation is built around the novel "I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem", a poignant and emblematic work that puts the figure of a strong woman in search of her freedom in the center of the slave system.

Adapted by Danielle Gabou, actress, dancer, choreographer and member of the International Coalition of Artists for the General History of Africa, and Lise Diou-Hirtz, pianist, this initiative is supported by the Slave Route Project.

The event is organized under the patronage of Chistiane Taubira, former French Minister of Justice and Garde des Sceaux, who will pay tribute to the work by Maryse Condé, in the presence of Françoise Verges, French political scientist and historian.

Free admission within the limits of available seats.


Type of Event Special Event
Start 23.05.2018 19:00 local time
End 23.05.2018 21:00 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Moussa Iye, Ali
Organizer UNESCO
Country France
City Paris
Venue UNESCO Headquarters
Street 7 place de Fontenoy
Room Room I
Permanent Delegation Contact Permanent Delegation of the French Republic to UNESCO
Major Programme
Language of Event English, French
Estimated number of participants 500
Official Website
Link 1 Invitation (in French)
Link 2 Programme (in French)
Link 3 Online RSVP
Link 4 More on the Slave Route Project