• Maryse Condé
  • Richard Philcox
Cover of Waiting for the Waters to Rise

Babakar is a doctor living alone, with only the memories of his childhood in Mali. In his dreams, he receives visits from his blue-eyed mother and his ex-lover Azelia, both now gone, as are the hopes and aspirations hes carried with him since his arrival in Guadeloupe. Until, one day, the child Anaïs comes into his life, forcing him to abandon his solitude.--Back cover.


Condé, Maryse. Waiting for the Waters to Rise. Translated by Richard Philcox. New York: World Editions, 2021.