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Author Nganang, Alain Patrice, author.

Title Mount Pleasant : a novel / Patrice Nganang ; translated from the French by Amy Reid.

Publication Info. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016.
translation ©2016
text ©2011

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Location Call No. Status
 Enfield, Main Library - Adult Department  F NGANANG    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Adult Fiction  FIC NGANANG, P    Check Shelf
 Plainville Public Library - Adult Fiction  FIC NGANANG    DUE 07-20-22
 Simsbury Public Library - Adult Fiction  F NGANANG, PATRICE    DUE 08-03-22
 West Hartford, Bishop's Corner Branch - Adult Fiction  F NGANANG PATRICE    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Adult Fiction  F NGANANG PATRICE    Check Shelf
Edition First American edition.
Description 368 pages illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Note Originally published in French in 2011 by Éditions Philippe Rey, France.
Language Translated from the French.
Summary 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. In Sara's new life as a boy she bears witness to the world of Sultan Njoya--a magical yet declining place of artistic and intellectual minds. Seven decades later, a student returns home to Cameroon to research the place it once was, and she finds Sara, silent for decades, ready to tell her story.
Subject Cameroon -- Colonization -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction.
France -- Colonies -- Cameroon -- History -- Fiction.
FICTION -- Literary.
FICTION -- Historical.
French colonies. (OCoLC)fst01930852
Cameroon. (OCoLC)fst01212703
Chronological Term 1900 - 1999
Subject Colonization. (OCoLC)fst00868483
Genre/Form Historical fiction.
Historical fiction.
Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Author Reid, Amy Baram, 1964- translator.
Added Title Mont Plaisant. English
ISBN 9780374213855 (hardback)
0374213852 (hardback)
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