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Activity: Contextualizing Magic in I, Tituba
Creative works are produced within specific historical, cultural, social and intellectual contexts. The more you know about the contexts of a specific work, the better you'll be able to analyze and interpret it. Approach your research as a means for providing information to readers that will help them understand, analyze, or evaluate the text.
In this activity, we will use tertiary and historical sources to analyze the role of magic in Maryse Condé's I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem.
I, Tituba, Black witch of Salem by
Call Number: PQ3949.2.C65 M5613 1994 Print Books
Publication Date: 1994
Blending the fictional with the factual, this highly praised novel ranges from the warm shores of seventeenth-century Barbados to the harsh realities of the slave trade, and the cold customs of Puritanical New England. It tells the story of Tituba, the only Black victim of the Salem witch trials and in doing so recalls a life of extraordinary experiences and mystical powers. Foreword by Angela Davis. Winner of France's prestigious Grand Prix Literaire de la Femme.
Use the following encyclopedia articles to gather background information on Obeah. What is mentioned in all/most of the entries? What additional sources do the subject encyclopedias point you to? To expand on the basic information you have gained, are there other terms/names/ideas you would like to research?
in the Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History
from Oxford African American Studies Center
in the Encyclopedia of Black Studies
How could the following sources help you analyze the role of magic in Maryse Condé's novel?