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I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem

by Tayé Foster Bradsahw  It seems every time I read a book that sat with me for a long time, I have ponder the longer meaning of the work. That is the case with Maryse Condé's book, I Tituba, Black Witch of Salem . Historical fiction rarely is written from the point-of-view of Black women, especially those enslaved during the formation of this country. This book is situated in Massachusetts and Barbados during those frightening years of uncertainty in this vast dark country when Englishmen and their families invaded Turtle Island to find what was not theirs. By 1642, when this takes place, they were taking human beings to do what they refused to do. If it wasn't such a fight about the truth of American history, this book would be perfect for high school English and History courses. It will not make it past some of those governors banning anything that makes white students (parents)feel bad, but it will give an eye-opening account of a deadly time. The mix is religion, superstit