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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Botezul este o celebrare unica, atat in viata noului nascut cat si a voastra, a parintilor si nasilor, iar micutul care tocmai v-a intregit familia merita o primire in lume si in comunitatea crestina care sa reflecte cat de special este el sau ea pentru voi. Insa organizarea unei petreceri freusite de botez implica foarte multa rabdare si atentie la detaliu. Fiecare element are semnificatia sa... Read more of this blog post »
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African Psycho

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Verre cassé

3.66 avg rating — 870 ratings — published 2005 — 26 editions
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Petit Piment

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Mémoires de porc-épic

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Black bazar

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Demain j'aurai vingt ans

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Blue White Red

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The Lights of Pointe-Noire

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The Tears of the Black Man

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Letter to Jimmy

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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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