Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 376 g
Dimensions: 222 x 144 x 25 mm
Language and literature bestow both blessings and curses on the picaresque heroes in Mr Mabanckou's novels of his central African homeland ... 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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