The black man’s Sob by Alain Mabanckou

This very short essay is only available in French at the moment. Since, almost all of this author's previous works have been translated in English, I have no doubt that this book will also be translated. In the meantime, this is what I have to say about the book. I figured the whole point of... Continue Reading →

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Broken glass by Alain Mabanckou

I have to admit that I discovered Alain Mabanckou only this year, 2013! He has been writing since the 80s, so I don’t really understand how I had never heard of him.  Plus, he is amongst the best known and most successful writers in the French language. And...I am francophone! ouch.... So much for being  a so-called... Continue Reading →

How to read the air by Dinaw Mengestu

I didn’t know the existence of this author until last month when I attended the Blue Metropolis Montreal International Literary Festival. I had bought a VIP pass and attended all the events on the  “writing out of Africa” track. At that festival, I met and discussed with Nigerian author Yejide Kilanko (I reviewed her first... Continue Reading →

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