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Patrice Nganang

Patrice Nganang was born in Cameroon and is a novelist, a poet, and an essayist. His novel Temps de chien received the Prix Littéraire Marguerite Yourcenar and the Grand prix littéraire d'Afrique noire. He is also the author of La Joie de vivre and L'Invention d'un beau regard. He teaches comparative literature at Stony Brook University.

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August 15-22, 2019

Meet award-winning novelist, poet, and essayist Patrice Nganang as he discusses When the Plums Are Ripe, the second historical novel (after Mount Pleasant) in his trilogy about Cameroon in the twentieth century.

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When the Plums Are Ripe

When the Plums Are Ripe

The second volume in a magisterial trilogy, the story of Cameroon caught between empires during World War II

In Cameroon, plum season is a highly anticipated time of year....

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When the Plums Are Ripe

Patrice Nganang; Translated from the French by Amy B. Reid
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

The second volume in a magisterial trilogy, the story of Cameroon caught between empires during World War II

In Cameroon, plum season is a highly anticipated time of year....

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Mount Pleasant

Patrice Nganang; Translated from the French by Amy Baram Reid
Picador
Picador

A majestic tale of colonialism and transformation, Mount Pleasant tells the astonishing story of the birth of modern Cameroon, a place subject to the whims of the French and the Germans,...

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