Tue 14 Jul

An Interview with Maryse Condé

Bastille Day

© P. Matsas Leemage-Hollandse Hoogte

As the English translation of her last novel, The Wondrous and Tragic Life of Ivan and Ivana (Le Fabuleux et Triste Destin d’Ivan et d’Ivana, 2017) has just been published at World Editions, Maryse Condé, the great dame of Caribbean literature, winner of the 2018 “Alternative” Nobel Prize in Literature, has given us an exclusive interview. She discussed the Black Lives Matter movement, gender, and the power of words in reaching for a certain universal ideal: “Writing is color blind.”.

Exclusive: read her interview on Culturethèque