The lights of Pointe-Noire by Alain Mabanckou

IMG_6125Set in Pointe-Noire, Congo-Brazaville. Reviewed on 2017/01: https://www.instagram.com/p/BPq1aq2AEt0/

Monsieur #mabanckouseems everywhere these last years. So his #memoir was simply a matter of time. In this book he’s constantly balancing #nostalgic moments from his childhood and about the old #pointenoire and the #reality of failures, greed and family feuds. Wonderfully written and a great personal look at a region of the world with not so many resources available in English. However I wish he would have delved even deeper in his own #nostalgia There’s an outstanding passage about an old cinema turned into a radical evangelical cult that we should all read. #alainmabanckou#thelightsofpointenoire#lumièresdepointenoire #thenewpress@thenewpress #congo #congolese#congoleseliterature #afrique #brazzaville#childhood #frenchcolony #africa#institutfrancais #belonging

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