The Gospel According to the New World


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5.5 X 8.4 X 0.9 inches | 0.75 pounds

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About the Author

Maryse Condé was a teacher, journalist, and the award-winning author of many novels, including Crossing the Mangrove, Segu, Who Slashed Celanire's Throat?, and I, Tituba: Black Witch of Salem. Her work has been translated in many languages all over the world. She was awarded the New Academy Prize in Literature (the alternative to the the Nobel Prize) in 2018. She passed away in 2024 at the age of ninety.


Praise for Maryse Condéeacute;eacute;

"An extraordinary storyteller." -Bernardine Evaristo

"The grand queen, the empress, of Caribbean literature." -Fiammetta Rocco, The Guardian

"Throughout her four-decade literary career, the Guadeloupean writer has explored a global vision of the Black diaspora, and placed Caribbean life at the center. In the past few years, Condé has been showered with honors and accolades across the globe. The Haitian writer Edwidge Danticat sees Condé as a "giant of literature," whose prolific work connects continents and generations. One thing is certain: Condé is finally receiving the acclaim her wide-ranging body of work deserves." --Anderson Tepper, The New York Times

"She describes the ravages of colonialism and the post-colonial chaos in a language which is both precise and overwhelming. In her stories the dead live close to the living in a world where gender, race, and class are constantly turned over in new constellations." --ANN PÅAring;Aring;LSSON, Jury, New Academy Prize in Literature

"Condé is a born storyteller." --Publishers Weekly

Praise for The Gospel According to the New World


"The great voice of the Caribbean." --The International Booker Prize 2023 panel of judges

"The book borrows from the tradition of magical realism and draws us into a world full of colour and life. This is a book that succeeds in mixing humour with poetry, and depth with lightness." --The International Booker Prize 2023 panel of judges

"The novel (The Gospel According to the New World) follows a mixed-race, Christ-like figure who travels the world in search of meaning and belonging. Along the way, he encounters revolutionaries, tyrants, false prophets and actual Judases -- not to mention a string of passionate lovers. It feels like a capstone work" --Anderson Tepper, The New York Times

"This inventive bildungsroman follows Pascal, an abandoned child in Martinique whose colorful life mirrors that of Jesus Christ, as he seeks to understand his purpose."--The New York Times

"French novelist Condé (Waiting for the Waters to Rise) delivers an ingenious bildungsroman of a messianic figure in contemporary Martinique. Readers will be transfixed." --Publishers Weekly, starred review

"The leading Caribbean writer's latest, compelling novel does not preach but it does instruct."--Irish Times"Joyful and optimistic ... a deceptively simple novel
full of wisdom, generosity of spirit, and the writer's palpable tenderness
towards the world and her craft." --LEÏLA SLIMANI, author of the international bestseller The Perfect Nanny

"In the intricate, elegantly written The Gospel According to the New World by Maryse Condé (Waiting for the Waters to Rise), a miracle child searches for the mission that will bring me