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By Inongo vi Makomè
Translated from the Spanish by Michael Ugarte
An original Cameroonian novel, Natives follows two sexually frustrated best friends and an undocumented African immigrant-turned-sex-toy as they grapple with the daily choice between dignity and security.
Published: September 22, 2015
Inongo vi Makomè was born in Lobé-Kribi, Cameroon. Educated in Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, and Spain, he has published over ten novels, essay collections, and oral story collections. He lives in Barcelona, where he contributes to several newspapers and devotes himself to writing and storytelling.
Michael Ugarte is Middlebush Professor of Romance Languages at the University of Missouri. His publications include Madrid 1900: The Capital as Cradle of Culture and Shifting Ground: Spanish Civil War Exile Literature and a translation of Donato Ndongo’s Shadows of Your Black Memory. He lives in Columbia, MO.
“Natives is a wonderful book which is extremely funny and entertaining, placing Inongo-vi-Makomè as a Cameroonian writer to lookout for and hope for many more English translations of his books.” -Bakwa Magazine