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Alain Mabanckou

Biography

Alain Mabanckou was born in 1966. He grew up in Pointe-Noir. After studying law at the University of Marien-Ngouabi, he obtained a scholarship to go to France, where he completed his law studies. He worked for Suez-Lyonnaise des Eaux for ten years, before becoming a full-time writer. He taught at Ann Arbor before becoming a professor at the University of California. He has written novels and poetry.

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Bibliography

1993 Au jour le jour (poetry)
1995 La légende de l’errance (poetry)
1995 L’usure des lendemains (poetry)
1997 Les arbres aussi versent des larmes (poetry)
1998 Bleu-Blanc-Rouge (Blue White Red) (novel)
1999 Quand le coq annoncera l’aube d’un autre jour (poetry)
2000 L’enterrement de ma mere (story)
2001 Et Dieu seul sait comment je dors (novel)
2002 Les Petits-fils nègres de Vercingétorix [The Negro Grandsons of Vercingetorix] (novel)
2003 African Psycho (African Psycho) (novel)
2004 Tant que les arbres s’enracineront dans la terre, (poetry)
2005 Verre Cassé (Broken Glass) (novel)
2006 Mémoires de porc-épic (Memoirs of a Porcupine) (novel)
2007 Tant que les arbres s’enracineront dans la terre (poetry)
2007 Lettre à Jimmy [Jimmy=James Baldwin] (essay)
2007 L’africa/other-africa/congo depuis l’Afrique (essay)
2009 Black Bazar (Black Bazaar) (novel)
2010 Demain j’aurai vingt ans (Tomorrow I’ll be Twenty) (novel)
2010 Ma Sœur Étoile (children’s)
2011 Écrivain et oiseau migrateur (essay)
2012 Le Sanglot de l’homme noir (The Tears of a Black Man) (essay)
2012 Tais-toi et meurs (novel)
2013 Lumières de Pointe-Noire (The Lights of Pointe-Noire) (novel)
2015 Petit Piment (Black Moses) (novel)
2016 Lettres noires : des ténèbres à la lumière (essays)
2016 Le monde est mon langage (essays)
2018 Les cigognes sont immortelles (novel)