I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem

I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem

by

Maryse Condé

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I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem Terms

Ashanti

The Ashanti people, also known as the Asante, are from the western coast of Africa (in what is today Ghana and Togo). In the novel, both Yao and Abena are Ashanti, meaning that Tituba is… read analysis of Ashanti

Nago

The word Nago stems from the word Anago, a Yoruba-speaking tribe that flourished in western Africa (near what is now Nigeria). Mama Yaya is Nago, and John Indian is born to an indigenous father and… read analysis of Nago

Maroon

Maroons were enslaved people who escaped plantation life to go live in the mountains or forests; often, they would cohabitate with indigenous people in small settlements towards the center of Caribbean islands (while plantation owners… read analysis of Maroon

Bossale

Bossale is a term for an enslaved person who was born in Africa and then brought to the New World (as opposed to someone who was born directly into slavery). Throughout the book, Tituba notices… read analysis of Bossale

Obeah

Obeah is a kind of spiritual healing, rooted in deep knowledge of tropical plants and herbal medicines (or potions). Originating with the Ashanti people, obeah was particularly popular in the New World as both a… read analysis of Obeah
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