La Bastarda (by Trifonia Melibea Obono)
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.
This coming-of-age story from Equatorial Guinea chronicles a teenage girl’s quest to find out who she is. It tells the story of an orphan, Okomo, who lives with her grandmother and dreams of finding her father. She enlists the help of outcasts in the village including a gang of girls. She finds herself falling in love with the gang leader and rebelling against the norms of Fang culture.
- Feminist Press
- 1936932237, EAN: 9781936932238