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Inongo-vi-Makomè’s Reinvents the African Immigrant Narrative

Publicado 20.03.2016 en Blog, Opinión, Prensa, Presentaciones | Comentarios desactivados en Inongo-vi-Makomè’s Reinvents the African Immigrant Narrative

Inongo-vi-Makomè’s Reinvents the African Immigrant Narrative

The buzz around Inongo-vi-Makomé’s Natives is gaining steam. The novel has appeared on a few high profile 2016 must-read lists [here]. Our prediction: if you haven’t read Natives by the year’s end, you’ll appear seriously out-of-the-loop on all things African and literary. Natives is about the unlikely encounter between an African man named Bambara Keita and two women in Barcelona. The novel is a much needed addition to the immigrant story genre popularized by the likes of Chimamanda Adichie, Noviolet Bulawayo, Taiye Selasi, and...

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‘Natives’ Is A Startling Novel About Sex, Migration And Stereotypes Of African Virility

Publicado 20.03.2016 en Blog, Prensa, Presentaciones | Comentarios desactivados en ‘Natives’ Is A Startling Novel About Sex, Migration And Stereotypes Of African Virility

‘Natives’ Is A Startling Novel About Sex, Migration And Stereotypes Of African Virility

Published last year without a lot of publicity, Inongo vi Makomè’s Natives is one of the very few African novels that have been translated into English from Spanish. It’s an entertaining and very explicit story about an African gigolo and a pair of under-sexed bourgeois ladies; it’s about refugees in Europe, Barcelona, and what it means to be African in the West. There are also some passages that made me uncomfortable and I’ll get to that in a moment. But first we need to pause and reflect on the fact that it was written in Spanish,...

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La biblioteca de la Lobé en marcha

Publicado 30.03.2015 en Blog, Destacado | Comentarios desactivados en La biblioteca de la Lobé en marcha

La biblioteca de la Lobé en marcha

Las obras de la biblioteca ya están muy avanzadas. Aquí tenéis un par de fotos para que veáis el estado del...

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