Alain Mabanckou


Born
in Pointe-Noire, Congo
February 24, 1966


Alain Mabanckou was born in 1966 in Congo-Brazzaville (French Congo). He currently resides in Los Angeles, where he teaches literature at UCLA, having previously spent four years at the University of Michigan. Mabanckou will be a Fellow in the Humanities Council at Princeton University in 2007-2008. One of Francophone Africa's most prolific contemporary writers, he is the author of six volumes of poetry and six novels. He received the Sub-Saharan Africa Literary Prize in 1999 for his first novel, Blue-White-Red, the Prize of the Five Francophone Continents for Broken Glass, and the Prix Renaudot in 2006 for Memoirs of a Porcupine. He was selected by the French publishing trade journal Lire as one of the fifty writers to watch out for in the ...more

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Vinurile si cele mai frumoase muzee dedicate lor


Vinurile si vacantele se potrivesc de minune. Asa ca astazi vom face un tur imaginar al catorva dintre muzeele dedicate vinului, incepand din Grecia, mai precis din Santorini. Aici familia Koutsoyannopoulos a avut nevoie de 21 de ani pentru infiintarea singurului muzeu dedicat vinului din Grecia. Vei fi purtat intr-o calatorie in timp care exprima dragostea locuitorilor din Santorini pentru vi Read more of this blog post »
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Mémoires de porc-épic

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Black bazar

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The Lights of Pointe-Noire

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Demain j'aurai vingt ans

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Les Cigognes sont immortelles

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“I’m nothing, I’m everything,’ he declared. ‘The street is my mother. The sun is my father. What more should I ask of life?”
Alain Mabanckou, The Lights of Pointe-Noire

“L’Africain a été le premier homme sur la Terre, les autres races ne sont venues qu'après. Tous les hommes sont donc des immigrés, sauf les Africains qui sont chez eux ici-bas.”
Alain Mabanckou, Black bazar

“Lorsque les Blancs sont venus en Afrique, nous avions la terre et ils avaient la Bible. Ils nous ont appris à prier les yeux fermés: lorsque nous les avons ouverts, les Blancs avaient la terre et nous la Bible.”
Alain Mabanckou, Petit Piment

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