At a glance:
- Author: Maryse Boucolon
- First Published: 1986
- Type of Plot: Historical realism
- Time of Work: The seventeenth and eighteenth centuries
- Setting: Barbados and Salem, Massachusetts
- Characters: Tituba, Mama Yaya, Abena, John Indian, Samuel Parris, Hester Prynne, Benjamin Cohen d’Azevedo, Christopher, Iphigene
- Genres: Long fiction, Historical fiction, Novel
- Subjects: Folkloric or magical people, Racism, Sexism, Spiritual life or spirituality, Witches or witchcraft, Puritans or Puritanism
- Locales: United States, Barbados, Massachusetts, North America, Central America and West Indies, Salem, Massachusetts
I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem is a fictionalized portrait of a historical figure who was a main participant in the notorious Salem witch trials of 1692. The novel is divided into three parts. The first section traces Tituba’s childhood as a slave in Barbados as well as her voyage across the sea to seventeenth century New England. The second section recounts Tituba’s adventures in Massachusetts, including her experiences as an accused witch in Salem Village. The last section tells of Tituba’s return to a much-changed Barbados and her execution as a...
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