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When the Plums Are Ripe

When the Plums Are Ripe

A Novel

Patrice Nganang; Translated from the French by Amy B. Reid

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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Praise for When the Plums Are Ripe

“What happens to a colony when its colonizer becomes colonized itself? That’s the questioned underlying [When the Plums Are Ripe] . . . [A] richly detailed novel . . . A brilliant, beguiling story.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Patrice Nganang; Translated from the French by Amy B. Reid

Patrice Nganang was born in Cameroon and is a novelist, poet, and essayist. His novel Temps de chien received the Prix 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.

Amy Baram Reid is a professor of French language and literature at New College of Florida. In 2016, she received a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Translation Fellowship for When the Plums Are Ripe.

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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