Joseph Owono

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Ambassador Joseph Owono with his wife in Egypt in the 1960s.

Joseph Owono (1921 – December 17, 1981) was a Cameroonian writer and diplomat. He served as Cameroonian Ambassador to the United States in the 1970s. His novel Tante Bella (Aunt Bella), published in 1959, was the first novel to be published in Cameroon.[1]


  1. ^ Gérard, Albert S. (1986). European-language writing in sub-Saharan Africa. John Benjamins Publishing Company. p. 156. ISBN 978-963-05-3833-6. Retrieved July 5, 2010.