THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 6:30 p.m.
Lieu: Earl Hall Auditorium, Room 301, Columbia University (campus entrance at Broadway and 116th)
A documentary by Jérôme Sesquin, Dec. 2011, 52 min.
In French without English subtitles
Screening presented by scriptwriter Françoise Vergès and followed by Q&A with Maryse Condé
This documentary, which premiered on French television in December, 2011, retraces the life of celebrated author Maryse Condé. Born in Guadeloupe in 1937, she completed her education in France, published over a dozen novels exploring the relationships between African peoples and the Diaspora, especially in the Caribbean, and led a distinguished academic career in France and the U.S. Maryse Condé retired from Columbia as Professor Emerita of French in 2005. The film includes interviews conducted in Paris, New York, French Guiana and the Caribbean as well as archival footage.