- Häftad (Paperback / softback)
- Antal sidor
- Serpent's Tail
- Helen Stevenson
- 202 x 136 x 16 mm
- 198 g
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Longlisted for the International Man Booker Prize 2017
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Heartbreaking... Black Moses abounds with moments of black humor but the levity is balanced by Mabanckou's portrait of a dysfunctional society rent by corruption * The New York Times * Black Moses exhibits all the charm, warmth and verbal brio that have won the author of Broken Glass and African Psycho so many admirers - and the informal title of Africa's Samuel Beckett. Helen Stevenson, his translator, again shakes Mr Mabanckou's cocktail of sophistication and simplicity into richly idiomatic English * Economist * Alain Mabanckou addresses the reader with exuberant inventiveness in novels that are brilliantly imaginative in their forms of storytelling. His voice is vividly colloquial, mischievous and often outrageous as he explores, from multiple angles, the country where he grew up, drawing on its political conflicts and compromises, disappointments and hopes. He acts the jester, but with serious intent and lacerating effect. -- Man Booker International Prize 2015, judges' citation Africa's Samuel Beckett ... one of the continent's greatest living writers * Guardian * A Congolese rewriting and reimagining of Dickens * Scotsman *
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Alain Mabanckou was born in 1966 in Congo and currently lives in Los Angeles, where he teaches literature at UCLA. His five previous novels African Psycho, Memoirs of a Porcupine, Broken Glass, Black Bazaar and Tomorrow I'll Be Twenty - the latter a fictionalised retelling of Mabanckou's own childhood in Congo - are all published by Serpent's Tail. Among his many honours are the Academie Francaise's Grand Prix de literature, awarded in recognition of his entire literary career, and the 2016 French Voices Award for The Lights of Pointe-Noire, which was described by Salman Rushdie as 'a beautiful book'. Mabanckou is a Chevalier of the Legion d'honneur, was a finalist for the 2015 Man Booker International Prize and has featured on Vanity Fair's list of France's fifty most influential people.