An author from Cameroon
writing in French
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Nathalie Etoké was born on the 20th of June 1977 in Paris. Born into a family of four children, her father is a solicitor and her mother a company lawyer in Douala. The family returned to Cameroon in 1978 where Nathalie lived until August 1995.
She then spent five years in Lille where she obtained a Masters degree in modern literature.
In 2001, Nathalie left France for the USA and attended Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, where, in June 2006, she graduated with a PhD in French. She is now (2010) Assistant Professor of French and Africana Studies in the Department of French Studies at Connecticut College, New London, USA.
Un amour sans papiers. Paris: Editions Cultures Croisées, 1999 (118p.). ISBN 2-913059-03-1. Novel
A female Cameroonian student takes us into the world of students and African immigrants. She makes us share the helplessness, the anger, the crises of conscience and the dreams of a young African girl in search of happiness. Through her love for a young man, an illegal immigrant, she finds herself at the heart of the struggle of the "sans-papiers". And so, her romantic journey becomes a moving and poignant testimony to the life and the difficulties of the damned of modern society.
Je vois du soleil dans tes yeux. Yaoundé: Presses de l'Université catholique d'Afrique centrale, 2008. (196p.). ISBN: 2-84849-032-2. Novel. [available at www.amazon.com].
"Bessombè : Between Homeland and Exile". In King, Adèle, (ed.) From Africa - New francophone stories. Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, 2004, pp.125-129. Short story in English.
Nathalie Etoke. "A free ka on the road to Damascus". The African Report.com 25 May 2009. [http://www.theafricareport.com/Elections/nathalie-etoke-a-free-ka-on-the-road-to-damascus.html - Sighted 27 November 2013].
The University of Western Australia/French
Created: 11 February 2000
Modified: 05 June 2010
Archived: 27 November 2013