Modelled on the legendary Nigerian musician Fela Kuti, Taduno, the main character in Nigerian writer Odafe Otagun's novel Taduno's Song, returns from exile to try and save his girlfriend, Lela, from the clutches of The President.
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Kidi Bebey was born in Paris, of Cameroonian parents. Very attached to her African roots, she is fond of her mixed heritage. She writes children's books and in 2016 she published an autobiographical novel, My Kingdom for a Guitar.
Read Around the World: French-Cameroonian Author Kidi Bebey
Interview: Emma Ramadan on Translating Anne Garréta's Not One Day
Emma Ramadan owns a bookshop and is a translator from French to English. Here, she talks about her translation of Anne Garréta's Not One Day, shortlisted for the 2018 Albertine Prize.
Interview: Tess Lewis on Translating Christine Angot's Incest
Tess Lewis is a writer and translator from French and German to English. Here, she talks about her translation of Christine Angot's Incest, shortlisted for the 2018 Albertine Prize.
Malgasy author Naivo's Beyond the Rice Fields crafts an epic historical tale set in the highlands of Madagascar. It's also the first novel from Madagascar to be translated into English.