Dr. Gilbert Shang Ndi

About Gilbert

Gil Ndi-Shang (Romance Literatures/Comparative Studies, University of Bayreuth) holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies (BIGSAS). He is a member of the Young Colleague Programme, Bavarian Academy of Sciences (Munich-Germany). In the recent past, he has been Research Fellow with the Fritz-Thyssen Foundation and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation for his literary research in Congo, Peru, and Colombia. He hails from the North West region of Cameroon where he grew up before moving to Yaoundé and Bayreuth (Germany) for his undergraduate and graduate education respectively. He is the author of Letter from America: Memoir of an Adopted Child, State/society: Narrating Transformations in African Novels and co-editor of Tracks and Traces of Violence and Re-writing Pasts, Imagining Futures.

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On the traces of the African heritage in South America

“The people I met, the places I visited, the
mutual gazes, my hopes, and fears, the happy moments as well as dour occasions make up my travel diary. I write to represent the tracks and traces of my memory, perhaps also part of your memory, deeply convinced that there is America in you and me, and lastly, that America is human. I feel the impulse to write because no one visits America without having a slight and almost illusory sense of having made a discovery.”

Prologue, Letter from America, 2019 @Gil Ndi-Shang


Books by Dr. Gilbert Shang Ndi

The radio and other stories

The radio and other stories

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Letter from America: Memoire of an adopted child

Letter from America: Memoire of an adopted child

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Emerging Voices: Anthology of Young Anglophone Cameroon Poets

Emerging Voices: Anthology of Young Anglophone Cameroon Poets

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Gilbert Shang received the DAAD prize for international students awarded by the German Academic Exchange Service in 2013 from Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies


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