Patrice Nganang

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Alain Patrice Nganang
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Born 1970
Yaoundé, Cameroon
Occupation Writer, Poet and Teacher
Nationality Cameroonian, American

Alain Patrice Nganang (born 1970) is a Cameroonian writer, poet and teacher.

He was born in Yaoundé, Cameroon and was educated in Cameroon and Germany.[1] He was awarded a Ph.D. in comparative literature at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University.[2] During 2006–2007 he was the Randolph Distinguished Visiting Associate Professor of German Studies at Vassar College.[3] He was an instructor at the Shippensburg University until 2007,[4] and is now a Professor of Comparative Literature at Stony Brook University.[5] His 1999 novel Temps de chien was awarded the Prix Littéraire Marguerite Yourcenar in 2001 and the Grand prix littéraire d'Afrique noire in 2002.[6]

Disappearance and Arrest[edit]

On December 7, 2017 Nganang was reported missing at the Douala airport where he was to catch a flight on Kenya Airways to Harare, Zimbabwe. the day after publishing an article on the site Jeune Afrique, criticising Mr Biya's government for his handling of protests by English-speaking Cameroonians.Mr Nganang was detained for three weeks as he was about to fly out of his country of birth[7][8]

Release and Deportation[edit]

On December 27, 2017 a judge in Cameroon ordered his release. He was deported back to the US, where he also holds a dual citizenship[9]

Bibliography[edit]

Essays[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ King, Adèle (2004). From Africa: New Francophone Stories. U of Nebraska Press. p. 142. ISBN 0-8032-7810-1. 
  2. ^ "Interzone EU: Crossroads of Migration". University of Pittsburgh. February 22, 2008. Retrieved 2011-02-11. 
  3. ^ "Faculty (Lehrende)". Vassar College. Retrieved 2011-09-15. 
  4. ^ "Patrice Nganang — Curriculum Vitae". Stony Brook. Archived from the original on 2011-12-19. Retrieved 2011-09-15. 
  5. ^ "Patrice Nganang". Stony Brook University. Retrieved 2011-09-15. 
  6. ^ "Contributors: author Patrice Nganang". Words Without Borders. Retrieved 2011-09-15. 
  7. ^ "Daily News Cameroon". Retrieved December 7, 2017. 
  8. ^ "Cameroon arrests author who criticised president". Mail Online. Retrieved 2017-12-07. 
  9. ^ "BBC News". Retrieved December 27, 2017. 

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