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ISBN-13: 9781593763077
Publisher: Soft Skull Press, Inc.
Publication date: 10/09/2018
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

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.

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Broken Glass 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
lpina2mi on LibraryThing 18 days ago
My expectations were high, after reading a NYT BkRev. I recall "new voice" and an indication of depth. Unfortunately, the philistine interpretation of depth is just another word for violent, and new voice is nothing but a bitter voice--which is certainly not new. What this book has going for it is a clear an authentic voice, albeit not original nor new. Likewise the actions and motives of the characters ring true as well. Yet, not enough of the geo-political dynamics are brought into play to make this book about the Cameroon or Nigeria. It is a story about people. In that fishbowl, did the people evolve? This is a book about a peter-pan man who enchantment is worn too thin to support their lives any longer as the monkey on their back is more persistent. Rather than rid themselves of the monkey the moniker of the blame they put on the women in their lives, who they mistakenly think they are loving, when they wield their penises. This is how the men began and ended. Since the book is not about the women, the fact they abandoned these men is not critical to the story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago