Lumiéres de Pointe-Noire by Alain Mabanckou

Author is mostly known for Alain Mabanckou (born 24 February 1966) is a novelist, journalist, poet, and academic, a French citizen born in the Republic of the Congo; He is best known for his novels and non-fiction writing depicting the experience of contemporary Africa and the African Diaspora in France. Among the best known and most... Continue Reading →

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Readers’ Top Ten on Image Nations

I was recently invited by Nana Fredua Agyeman of the blog Image Nations to participate in the Reader's Top ten series. Keep reading for my contribution. I reblog Nana 's post below. Book blogging has introduced me to several individuals I would not otherwise have met, either in person or in this virtual world. One... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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