Mongo Beti

Mongo Beti, born Alexandre Biyidi Awala, was a renowned Cameroonian writer known for his critical works on colonialism and post-colonialism in Africa. His notable works include 'The Poor Christ of Bomba' and 'Mission to Kala'.


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  1. 1. Le Pauvre Christ De Bomba

    "Le Pauvre Christ De Bomba" is a satirical novel set in colonial Cameroon, highlighting the cultural clash between the indigenous people and the French colonizers. The story follows the life of a young boy named Christophe, who is sent to a Catholic mission school and becomes the subject of ridicule due to his poverty and African heritage. Through Christophe's experiences, the author exposes the hypocrisy and injustices of the colonial system, shedding light on the destructive effects of colonization on African society.

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