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Maryse Condé
Maryse Condé in 2008
BornMaryse Boucolon
(1937-02-11) 11 February 1937 (age 84)
Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe
EducationLycée Fénelon
Alma materUniversity of Paris
Notable work(s)Segu
Spouse(s)Mamadou Condé[1]
This person won a Nobel Prize
Maryse Condé (born February 11, 1937) is a French author. She is best known for her novel Segu (1984–85).[2] She is a scholar of Francophone literature and Professor Emerita of French at Columbia University.[3]

She writes her novels in French and they have been translated into English. She has won Le Grand Prix Litteraire de la Femme (1986), Le Prix de L’Académie Francaise (1988), and the New Academy Prize in Literature (2018) for her works.[4]


  1. "Maryse CONDE", Aflit, University of Western Australia/French.
  2. Condé, Maryse, and Richard Philcox. Tales from the Heart: True Stories from My Childhood. New York: Soho, 2001.
  3. Moudileno, Lydie. "Maryse Conde." Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History. Gale, 2006. Biography in Context. Web. 18 Mar. 2014.
  4. Löfgren, Emma (29 August 2018). "Four writers shortlisted for 'the new Nobel Literature Prize'". 

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