Title

From "Birth of a Myth" (Chapter 1 of Les Honneurs Perdus)

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Author: Calixthe Beyala
Translator: Mariana Past

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Spring 2003

Department

Spanish

Language

English

Publication Title

Metamorphoses

Abstract

Let this be clear: my name really is Saïda Bénérafa. Until I was forty-something years old, I'd never been outside Zone Five of New-Bell Douala. I hadn't yet become the young girl of fifty that Belleville is crazy about. But even back then, I was already the number one story on the grapevine.

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Published as:
Beyala, Calixthe. "From "Birth of a Myth" (Chapter 1 of Les Honneurs Perdus)." Translated by Mariana Past. Metamorphoses 11, no.1 (2003): 42-54.

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