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Maryse Condé’s latest reviewed in NPR

A glowing review of Alternative Nobel-winner Maryse Condé’s Waiting for the Waters to Rise was recently published with NPR.

Journalist Gabino Iglesias writes, “There’s a difference between authors who set out to write a novel and authors who set out to tell a story. I don’t have the space to explain that difference here, but I know some of you nodded as soon as you read that. Maryse Condé is the type of author who sets out to tell a story — and writes superb novels in the process. Waiting for the Waters to Rise, her latest novel, is a perfect example. At once touching and devastating, the book explores the effects of loss and grief on a personal, communal, and national level, but does so with a personal voice that feels more like a having a conversation than reading a book.”

And adds that this book “cements Condé as a literary giant who beautifully chronicles the humanity found in some of the most violent places in the world.”

Read the full review here: https://www.npr.org/2021/08/05/1023895103/book-review-waiting-for-the-waters-to-rise