Alain Patrice Nganang
|Occupation||Writer, Poet and Teacher|
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. He was awarded a Ph.D. in comparative literature at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University. During 2006–2007 he was the Randolph Distinguished Visiting Associate Professor of German Studies at Vassar College. He was an instructor at the Shippensburg University until 2007, and is now a Professor of Comparative Literature at Stony Brook University. 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.
Disappearance and Arrest
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 its 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
Release and Deportation
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
- La Promesse des fleurs, 1997 (ISBN 2-7384-4706-6)
- Temps de chien, 1999 (ISBN 2-84261-419-4); trans. in English, Dog Days, 2006 (ISBN 0-8139-2535-5)
- La Joie de vivre, 2003 (ISBN 2-84261-439-9)
- Dernières nouvelles du colonialisme, 2006 (ISBN 2-911412-40-0)
- L’Invention du beau regard, 2005 (ISBN 2-07-077271-3)
- Mont Plaisant, 2011 (ISBN 978-2-84876-177-0); trans. in English, Mount Pleasant, 2016 (ISBN 9780374213855)
- La Saison des prunes, 2013; trans. in English, When the Plums Are Ripe, 2019 (ISBN 9780374288990)
- Empreintes de Crabe, 2018
- Le principe dissident, 2005 (ISBN 9956-435-00-7)
- Manifeste d'une nouvelle littérature africaine, 2007 (ISBN 2-915129-27-4)
- L'Afrique répond à Sarkozy - Contre le discours de Dakar, ouvrage collectif, 2008 (ISBN 978-2-84876-110-7)
- King, Adèle (2004). From Africa: New Francophone Stories. U of Nebraska Press. p. 142. ISBN 0-8032-7810-1.
- "Interzone EU: Crossroads of Migration". University of Pittsburgh. February 22, 2008. Retrieved 2011-02-11.
- "Faculty (Lehrende)". Vassar College. Retrieved 2011-09-15.
- "Patrice Nganang — Curriculum Vitae". Stony Brook. Archived from the original on 2011-12-19. Retrieved 2011-09-15.
- "Patrice Nganang". Stony Brook University. Retrieved 2011-09-15.
- "Contributors: author Patrice Nganang". Words Without Borders. Retrieved 2011-09-15.
- "Daily News Cameroon". Retrieved December 7, 2017.
- "Cameroon arrests author who criticised president". Mail Online. Retrieved 2017-12-07.
- "BBC News". Retrieved December 27, 2017.