Alain Mabanckou

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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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Black bazar

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The Lights of Pointe-Noire

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More books by Alain Mabanckou…
“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

“حينما يشير العاقل إلى السماء، ينظر الأحمق دائمًا إلى الإصبع”
Alain Mabanckou , آلان مابانكو, Mémoires de porc-épic

“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

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