Maryse Conde is an author from Guadeloupe who has lived in New York for the past several years, as a professor at Columbia University since 1995. She believes that cultural conceptions are being transformed rapidly by the population movements that have been taking place. In New York, she has come into contact with Caribbean people who speak a variety of languages, demonstrating that identity is not fundamentally defined by language or by race.
Sourieau, Marie-Agnès, "Entretien avec Maryse Condé: de l'identité culturelle" (1999). Modern Languages & Literature Faculty Publications. 4.
Sourieau, Marie-Agnès. "Entretien avec Maryse Condé: de l'identité culturelle." French Review 72.6 (May 1999): 1091-1098. Print.