Friends of Patrice Nganang,
this fundraiser is to help cover the legal fees to free our professor, son, brother, friend, father and husband - Professor Patrice Nganang. 

Patrice faces charges in Cameroon linked to his writings critical of the Cameroonian situation and government. 

He was arrested December 6, 2017, while embarking on a flight for Harare (Zimbabwe) to join his wife and daughter.

As of 14 December, Patrice is still incarcerated at the Kondengui Prison in Yaounde, Cameroon. 


He was born in Yaoundé, Cameroon, and educated both in Cameroon and in Germany, and now a US citizen.  He holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature and is currently a professor of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature at Stony Brook University in New York state. In Spring 2018, he is scheduled to serve as an Old Dominion Professor at Princeton University and to take up a fellowship at Princeton's Humanities Council. Nganang is the author of several prize-winning novels, including Mount Pleasant (Mont Plaisant) and Dog Days (Temps de Chien), as well as several books of essays and poetry.  

Patrice's website

Free Nganang 2017 on Facebook


Your kind contributions will go solely towards covering the legal costs (legal team led by Maitre Emmanuel Simh) to free Patrice in Cameroon.

The funds are needed immediately to enable us mount a vigorous legal challenge to the charges against Patrice.


1)  Please sign the Open Letter from Princeton University calling for his release

 and sign the petition , initiated by African writers

2) Please contact Amnesty International  and Human Rights Watch
and a Committee to Protect Journalists representative, either in the US where Patrice lives or your local representative


http://www.dailyprincetonian.c om/article/2017/12/letter-to-t he-editor-release-patrice-ngan ang /10/scholar-nganangs-arrest-ch arges-show-the-need-for-reform -in-repressive-cameroon/ 1497/societe/detention-de-patr ice-nganang-au-cameroun-on-ne- peut-pas-interdire-a-un-citoye n-davoir-des-opinions/ 

Finally, no amount is too small. We appreciate any help and support you can provide.

Thank you.

Nyasha Bakare
(wife of Patrice)
Hopewell, NJ
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Organizer and beneficiary

Nyasha Bakare 
Hopewell, NJ
Alain Patrice Nganang 
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