Alain Mabanckou

Alain Mabanckou was born in Congo in 1966. An award-winning novelist, poet, and essayist, Mabanckou currently lives in Los Angeles, where he teaches literature at UCLA. He is the author of African Psycho, Broken Glass, Black Bazaar, and Tomorrow I’ll Be Twenty, as well as The Lights of Pointe-Noire, Black Moses, and The Death of Comrade President (The New Press). In 2015, Mabanckou was a finalist for the Man Booker International Prize.

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Literary Hub

Literary Hub chooses The Lights of Pointe-Noire for their "25 New Books by African Writers You Should Read" list

The Guardian

Read an excerpt from The Lights of Pointe-Noire in The Guardian

Literary Hub

Read an excerpt from The Lights of Pointe-Noire on Literary Hub

The Lights of Pointe-Noire and The New Press Win the French Voices Grand Prize

On February 29, 2016, Alain Mabanckou’s The Lights of Pointe-Noire: A Memoi


Books by Alain Mabanckou

Black Moses
A Novel

Alain Mabanckou

The Lights of Pointe-Noire
A Memoir

Alain Mabanckou

Alain Mabanckou | The New Press


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