Patrice Nganang is one of the most promising young francophone authors of African origin today. He has published three novels in French publishing houses (L'Harmattan, Le Serpent à Plumes), as well as a collection of poems, elobi (Saint-Germain-des-Près, 1995), and a number of short stories. A fourth novel will be published by the prestigious Gallimard editions in 2005. The author has received several awards for his works, such as the Prix CREPLA (1986) for the story “Histoire d'un enfant Quatr Z'yeux”, the Prix Marguerite Yourcenar for francophone writers living in the USA, and the Grand prix littéraire de l'Afrique noire for his second novel, Temps de Chien.
Nganang was born in Yaoundé, Cameroon, on …
Martinek, Claudia. "Patrice Nganang". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 06 January 2005
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