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, and Black Moses (both published by The New Press). In 2015, Mabanckou was a finalist for the Man Booker International Prize.

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Kirkus reviews The Lights of Pointe-Noire, a "tender, poetic chronicle of an exile's return."


Books by Alain Mabanckou

Black Moses
A Novel

Alain Mabanckou

The Lights of Pointe-Noire
A Memoir

Alain Mabanckou