Adesamni, Pius. “Anti-manichean Aesthetics: The Economy of Space in Maryse Condé’s Crossing the Mangrove and Calixthe Beyala’s Loukoum.” English in Africa 29 (May, 2002): 73-83. Examines the effects of feminism and perceptions of space in the novels.
Alexander, Simone A. James. Mother Imagery in the Novels of Afro-Caribbean Women. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 2001. Focuses on the novels of Condé, Jamaica Kincaid, and Paule Marshall.
Bernstein, Lisa. “Demythifying the Witch’s Identity as Social Critique in Maryse Condé’s I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem.” Social Identities 3 (February, 1997): 77-89. Discusses the way in which Condé reconstructs the figure of the witch to provide an alternative female Caribbean social and cultural identity.
Callaloo 18 (Summer, 1995). The entire issue is dedicated to Condé, with fifteen critical essays and an interview.
Frederick, Patricia. “In Search of a Mère-Patrie: The Forgotten Mother in the Works of Djura and Maryse Condé.” International Journal of Francophone Studies 4, no. 2 (2001): 116-123. Starting from the feminist theories of Luce Irigaray, studies the way these two African women artists explore the quest for the forgotten mother that is intimately tied to a search for a homeland.
Kemedijo, Cilas. “The Curse of Writing: Genealogical Strata of Disillusion: Orality, Islam-Writing, and Identities in the State of Becoming in Maryse Condé’s Segou.” Research in African Literatures 27 (Winter, 1996): 124-143. Discusses Condé’s representation of writing as a colonialist and imperialist concept that wipes out oral tradition, thereby subjecting people to guilt and loss of identity.
Suk, Jeannie. Postcolonial Paradoxes in French Caribbean Writing: Césaire, Glissant, Condé. New York: Oxford University Press, 2001. Suk addresses one of the major concerns of Condé’s writing in this comparative study.