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.
ABOUT PATRICE NGANANG:
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
USE OF FUNDS
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.
OTHER WAYS TO HELP
1) Please sign the Open Letter from Princeton University
calling for his release
and sign the Change.org 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
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Finally, no amount is too small. We appreciate any help and support you can provide.
(wife of Patrice)