Brief Biography

Originally from Cameroon, Mongo Beti (1932-2001) was from the Beti People of Cameroon and wrote all of his works in French. He was also a strong critic of colonialism and all the colonial legacies left behind in postcolonial Africa. In most of his works, the primary conflict is represented between the native culture and that of the culture introduced by the colonizers.

Major Works

  • Cruel City
  • King Lazarus
  • Lament For an African Pol
  • Main Basse Sur Le Cameroun
  • Mission Terminee
  • Mission To Kala
  • Remember Ruben
  • The Poor Christ Of Bomba
  • The Story Of the Madman
  • Trop De Soleil Tue L’Amour

Resources on Beti