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Alain Mabanckou

Regarded as Francophone Africa's leading voice, novelist, poet, and essayist Alain Mabanckou was born in Congo and currently lives in Los Angeles, where he teaches literature at UCLA. He is the author of African PsychoBroken GlassBlack BazaarTomorrow I Will Be TwentyThe Lights of Pointe-Noire, and Black Moses. In 2015 he was a finalist for the Man Booker International Prize and the Prix Goncourt des Lycéens.

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