Books by Alain Mabanckou

BLACK MOSES by Alain Mabanckou
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2017

"This tightly contained, densely packed story issues a challenge that never loses its urgency: how does a person cling to a sense of autonomy when it's under siege by so many powerful forces?"
This ribald, acerbic, and poignant coming-of-age story throws open a window to an African nation's struggle for maturity. Read full book review >
THE LIGHTS OF POINTE-NOIRE by Alain Mabanckou
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2016

"A tender, poetic chronicle of an exile's return."
Beset by memories, a Congolese writer revisits his native village. Read full book review >
LETTER TO JIMMY by Alain Mabanckou
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 16, 2014

"The conceit of the letter and the oddly intimate tone toward 'Jimmy' make this a curious work, but it's often insightful and illuminating."
A celebration of James Baldwin's literature and legacy published in commemoration of the 20th anniversary of his death. Read full book review >
BLUE WHITE RED by Alain Mabanckou
Released: March 11, 2013

"A novel of few surprises, it must be seen for what it is: the uneven debut novel of a significant author with a growing reputation."
A coming-of-age story of immigration and disillusionment that begins in post-colonial Congo. Read full book review >
BROKEN GLASS by Alain Mabanckou
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2010

"Important, entertaining and subtly moving."
The award-winning African author (African Psycho, 2007) returns with a novel about Africa and the West. Read full book review >