La Bastarda (A Novel)

La Bastarda (A Novel)

The first novel by an Equatorial Guinean woman to be translated into English, La Bastarda is the story of the orphaned teen Okomo, who lives under the watchful eye of her grandmother and dreams of finding her father.

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  • Title: La Bastarda (A Novel)
  • Author: Trifonia Melibea Obono (Translated by Lawrence Schimel)
  • Publisher: Modjadji Books
  • Country of Origin: South Africa
  • Publication Year: 2108
  • ISBN: 9781936932238
  • Bib. Info: Paperback; 98pp

The first novel by an Equatorial Guinean woman to be translated into English, La Bastarda is the story of the orphaned teen Okomo, who lives under the watchful eye of her grandmother and dreams of finding her father.

Forbidden from seeking him out, she enlists the help of other village outcasts: her gay uncle and a gang of “mysterious” girls reveling in their so-called indecency.

Drawn into their illicit trysts, Okomo finds herself falling in love with their leader and rebelling against the rigid norms of Fang culture.

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