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Patrice Nganang – When the Plums Are Ripe

Patrice Nganang When the Plums Are Ripe recensie en informatie over de inhoud van deze historische roman uit Kameroen. Op 13 augustus 2019 verscheen bij Uitgeverij Farrar, Straus & Giroux de Engelse vertaling van La Saison des prunes (2013), het tweede deel in de Kameroen trilogie van Patrice Nganang.

Patrice Nganang When the Plums Are Ripe Recensie en Informatie

Als de redactie het boek gelezen heeft, kun je op deze pagina de recensie en waardering vinden van de roman When the Plums Are Ripe van de Kameroense schrijver Patrice Nganang. Daarnaast zijn hier gegevens van de uitgave en bestelmogelijkheden opgenomen. Bovendien kun je op deze pagina informatie lezen over de inhoud van deze historische roman uit Kameroen van schrijver Patrice Nganang.

Patrice Nganang When the Plums Are Ripe Recensie

When the Plums Are Ripe

Kameroen trilogie, deel twee

  • Schrijver: Patrice Nganang (Kameroen)
  • Soort boek: historische roman, sociale roman
  • Origineel: La Saison des prunes (2013)
  • Engelse vertaling: Amy B. Reid
  • Uitgever: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
  • Verschenen: 13 augustus 2019
  • Omvang: 368 pagina’s
  • Uitgave: Gebonden Boek / Ebook


Flaptekst van deze historische roman uit Kameroen

In Cameroon, plum season is a highly anticipated time of year. But for the narrator of When the Plums Are Ripe, the poet Pouka, the season reminds him of the “time when our country had discovered the root not so much of its own violence as that of the world’s own, and, in response, had thrown its sons who at that time were called Senegalese infantrymen into the desert, just as in the evenings the sellers throw all their still-unsold plums into the embers.” In this novel of radiant lyricism, Patrice Nganang recounts the story of Cameroon’s forced entry into World War II, and in the process complicates our own understanding of that globe-spanning conflict. After the fall of France in 1940, Cameroon found itself caught between Vichy and the Free French at a time when growing nationalism advised allegiance to neither regime, and was ultimately dragged into fighting throughout North Africa on behalf of the Allies.

Moving from Pouka’s story to the campaigns of the French general Leclerc and the battles of Kufra and Murzuk, Nganang questions the colonial record and recenters African perspectives at the heart of Cameroon’s national history, all the while writing with wit and panache. When the Plums Are Ripe is a brilliantly crafted, politically charged epic that challenges not only the legacies of colonialism but the intersections of language, authority, and history itself.

Bijpassende Boeken en Informatie

Mount Pleasant

Kameroen triologie, deel één

  • Patrice Nganang Mount Pleasant Kameroen trilogie 1Schrijver: Patrice Nganang (Kameroen)
  • Soort boek: historische roman, sociale roman
  • Origineel: Mont Plaisant (2011)
  • Engelse vertaling: Amy B. Reid
  • Uitgever: Picador
  • Omvang: 368 pagina’s
  • Uitgave: Paperback / Ebook
  • Inhoud roman: In Cameroon in 1931, Sara is taken from her family and brought to Mount Pleasant as a gift for Sultan Njoya, the Bamum leader cast into exile by French colonialists. Just nine years old and on the verge of becoming one of the sultan’s hundreds of wives, Sara’s story takes an unexpected turn when she is recognized by Bertha, the slave in charge of training Njoya’s brides, as Nebu, the son she lost tragically years before…lees verder >