15 The Lights of Pointe-Noire: Alain Mabanckou in conversation with Eleanor Wachtel
CBC Radio interviewer Eleanor Wachtel is famous for bringing some of the world’s most talented and thought-provoking authors to our attention. Tonight Eleanor talks with Alain Mabanckou in an interview to be taped for broadcast on Writers and Company. Novelist, poet, journalist and academic, Mabanckou was born in the Republic of the Congo, teaches literature at UCLA and is one of the most successful writers in the French language. Nominated for the Man Booker Prize last year and published in 15 languages, he has achieved international fame for his fiction and non-fiction works about contemporary Africa and the African diaspora. His latest work, The Lights of Pointe-Noire,is a non-fiction meditation on home, homecoming and belonging, about his return to the Republic of the Congo after 23 years.
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