Alain Mabanckou

Alain Mabanckou is a novelist, journalist, poet, and academic. A French citizen born in Republic of the Congo, he currently lives in Los Angeles, where he teaches literature and creative writing at UCLA. His books include African Psycho, Letter to Jimmy, Black Bazaar, Tomorrow I’ll Be Twenty, The Lights of Pointe-Noire, and Black Moses. Mabanckou has twice been a finalist for the Man Booker International Prize, in 2015 and 2017.


ARTICLES FEATURING ALAIN

Streams of Consciousness

Alain Mabanckou's "Broken Glass" has a loud and living voice, an almost overwhelmingly singular style masterfully translated by Helen Stevenson....


PODCAST #75: Alain Mabanckou

Colin Marshall speaks with Alain Mabanckou, whose latest book Letter to Jimmy takes the form of a letter to his writing "mentor" James Baldwin....

PODCAST #75: Alain Mabanckou


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