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French Caribbean author to speak

Maryse Condé, a French Caribbean writer, will speak on “Erasure and Distortion of Memory in the French Caribbean,” beginning at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16 in the library's Geneva Room.

Condé's two-part best-selling, historical novel, “Sègou,” was published in 1984-85 and looks at life in the West Indies. Reviewers have remarked on the author's intimate knowledge of West Africa, Guadeloupe and Paris.

Her visit to HWS, part of the celebration of National French Week, is co-sponsored by the Provost's Office, the French and Francophone Studies English and Political Science departments, the Africana Studies Program, the Peer Education in Human Relations program, Center for Global Education, the Fisher Center for the Study of Women and Men, the Office of Intercultural Affairs.

For details, call Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies Kanaté Dahouda at ext. 3799 or e-mail