Responsive image

Imbolo Mbue: Africa’s First Million-Dollar Novelist

Culture
Brenda YUFEH NCHEWNANG-NGASSA | 30-12-2016 12:39

When the world first heard that a US-based writer from Cameroon, Imbolo Mbue, had signed a whooping book deal of one million USA dollars for her manuscript,

 

.... “The Longings of Jende Jonga” (a title which was later changed to Behold the Dreamers) at the 2014 Frankfurt Book Fair, with the publisher Random House, many people were elated with this phrase on most lips…who is this Imbue Mbue? For the first-time, a novelist from the coastal resort city of Limbe in Cameroon made not just Cameroon proud but the African continent at large. To sign such a mammoth book contract was quite an achievement two years ago and will always be.

Her novel is all about marriage, immigration, class, race, and the trapdoors in the American Dream-the unforgettable story of a young Cameroonian couple making a new life in New York just as the Great Recession upends the economy. The book has been named one of the best of the year by the Washington Post. The Cameroon literary gem is a holder of a Bs from Rutgers University and an MA from Columbia University. A resident of the United States for more than a decade, Imbolo lives in New York City with her husband and children.

 

 

Partagez cet article :

0 0 0 0
Loading...

Autres articles que vous aimerez lire...

Désordre urbain: incorrigible Nkololoun

Regions
Mireille ONANA MEBENGA | 20-07-2018 12:30 | 0 0

Chaussées, trottoirs et terre-pleins restent occupés par des kiosques, des motos et étals divers.

Ils occupent trottoirs, chaussée et terre-plein, pour écouler leurs marchandises (produits frais vêtements, fruits et autres). Eux, ...
Lire la suite

Patrimoine: un héritage à rapatrier

Regions
Rita DIBA | 20-07-2018 12:30 | 0 0

Objectif de la présence des deux experts mandatés par le président français lundi à Douala.

Etudier les conditions de restitution définitive ou temporaire des objets de culte, d’arts et des documents africains encore en Fr ...
Lire la suite

0 commentaire(s)

Laissez un commentaire

Vous devez être connecté pour commenter