Maryse Condé, une voix singulière
Director Jérôme Sesquin, 2011, 52 min.
Tuesday, April 3rd at 7:00 PM
La Maison Française,
4101 Reservoir Rd. NW
Free - Reservation required
This documentary, which premiered on French television in December 2011, retraces the life of celebrated author Maryse Condé. Born in Guadeloupe in 1937, she published
over a dozen novels exploring the relationships between African peoples and the Diaspora and led a distinguished academic career in France and the U.S. Maryse Condé retired from Columbia as Professor Emerita of French in 2005. The film includes interviews conducted in Paris, New York, French Guiana and the Caribbean as well as archival footage.
Written by Françoise Vergès.
Maryse Condé will introduce the film and lead a Q&A session after the screening.