Max Lobe

Max Lobe

Born in 1986 in Douala, Max LOBE is a Swiss-Cameroonian novelist, short story writer, and poet. Among the topics which transcend his work, Black African homosexuality, migration and post-colonial studies are recurrent. He is openly gay. At eighteen, he moved to Switzerland where he earned a BA in communication and journalism (Lugano) and a master’s in public policy and administration (Lausanne). He also created and ruled the project GenevAfrica to build bridges between African and Swiss authors. Max Lobe lives in Geneva and dedicates his life to literature.


39 Rue de Berne (Switzerland, 2013)

La Trinité Bantoue (Switzerland, 2014) | Drei Weise aus dem Bantuland (Germany, 2020) | Does Snow Turn a Person White Inside? (UK, 2022)

Confidences (Switzerland, 2016) | Vertraulichkeiten (Germany, 2022)

Loin de Douala (Switzerland, 2018) | A Long Way From Douala (USA, 2021)

La Promesse de Sa Phall’Excellence (Switzerland, 2021)