Blue White Red has ratings and 11 reviews. Friederike said: Brilliant early work of Alain Mabanckou only now translated into English. Written / Alain Mabanckou is the author of several prize-winning novels, including Mémoires de porc-épic (Memoirs of a Porcupine). Blue White Red is. Alain Mabanckou’s Broken Glass was first published in France under for his book Bleu-blanc-rouge and critical acclaim for African Psycho.

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He was blatant in his insistence that it wasn’t his gray beard or voice of a baritone gospel singer that got him nominated in such haste to the presidency of the town council.

The old man swung into action and stayed up all night to get ready for Moki’s arrival.

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My parents would be ruined for no good reason by contributing to an adventure like that. Nice ride in a completely different culture and voice. Bloomington, IN iuporder indiana. We laughed and we burst into giggles more than we cried. We saw that it was Moki, during one of his trips back home, who decided to resume construction.

There it stood, majestic, on all four sides. Purple Iris rated it really liked it Jul 09, Push aside the night that blurs my vision.

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Refresh and try again. Hleu courtyard wasn’t properly swept? To my mind, France was not a good haven for a dormouse or snails. Karla Daniels rated it liked it Jul 19, Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. In the neighborhood, the smallest brouhaha turned into a mob scene.


I was nothing but a shadow. Global African Voices Distribution: East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Make sure that you’re not being followed. The Parisian’s room, which looked out on the main street, was fixed up. I lived like his shadow. He made his blannc to this neighborhood where the closest city, Pointe-Noire, was fifty kilometers away. Moki is a Parisian, one of the few Congolese who has emigrated to Paris and found success there.

Yes, so how is it that he doesn’t find himself in here with me?

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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Mabanckou focuses in this mabanckoou his later novels on the complexity of Congolese society; his satire becomes more biting. I remember the many trips he blacn home while I still hadn’t set foot in France. Matt Tenenbaum rated it really liked it Nov 27, Jan 20, Friederike Knabe rated it it was amazing Shelves: Its aluminum tiles glistened in the sun’s rays.

It turns convoluted pontification into perfectly straight lines of reasoning.

Despite a new hope for African economies due to a commodities boom, poverty was still the central story in nearly every journalistic piece about Africa. Dundy’s translation is excellent.

It might be too late afterward. Pass that imbecile who’s blowing smoke right in my face! There was a wide chasm. Broken Glass is a shattered novel that confronts us with the question, Can language be intoxicating? Indeed, there are even centuries when fate stockpiles its reserves of great men. Moki was going to come back from Paris.


He ordered him to stay in the car with the motor running. Books by Alain Mabanckou. The candidacy of a father of such a son was powerful in itself. I will see his face reappear exactly as I saw it that day, in Moki’s presence. He especially liked General de Gaulle Digol was how he pronounced it and he held forth, as if he had been there himself, about how the General came to Brazzaville in the s and organized a conference in that city with the Algerian Committee.

Join our email list. At meetings of the town council, the poor dignitaries were at a loss with his recitations about Paris, France, and the beu of the man of June 18th: Amazon Music Stream millions of roue. It was time for a lot of work to be done. He is welcomed like royalty when he makes his annual return to his home during the dry season, as he represents the hopes and dreams of his people.

But a shadow molts at its own risk and peril. Explore the Home Gift Guide. English Choose a language for shopping. I see him again. A brawl was the best excuse for everyone to be in the street. Life and a Half. The Parisian’s family did not skimp on anything in preparation.