I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem

I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem

by

Maryse Condé

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Bossale Term Analysis

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 several bossales struggling to make sense of their new, deeply traumatic circumstances.
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Bossale Term Timeline in I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem

The timeline below shows where the term Bossale appears in I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Part 2: Chapter 12
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...“small” and “petty,” “a colonial outpost of no distinction”). She takes in a group of bossales at a horrifying slave auction and passes by Susanna Endicott’s house, which makes her again... (full context)
Epilogue
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Sometimes, Tituba cannot save the people around her; just a week earlier, a young bossale girl had successfully committed suicide after a number of failed attempts. But often, she is... (full context)