User Heart Menu Basket Cross Plus < Minus <
The Lights of Pointe-Noire - 9781846689802

Product Details

  • Product code: ANGMG
  • ISBN: 9781846689802
  • Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 20.0cm x 13.1cm
  • Publish date: 14/05/2015

The Lights of Pointe-Noire (Paperback)

The Lights of Pointe-Noire - 9781846689802

Alain Mabanckou


  • Our price £7.19
  • RRP £8.99
  • Save £1.80 (20%)
Quantity

Add to wish list
Finalist for the Man Booker International Prize 2015 Alain Mabanckou left Congo in 1989, at the age of twenty-two, not to return until a quarter of a century later. When at last he returns home to Pointe-Noire, a bustling port town on Congo's south-eastern coast, he finds a country that in some ways has changed beyond recognition: the cinema where, as a child, Mabanckou gorged on glamorous American culture has become a Pentecostal temple, and his secondary school has been re-named in honour of a previously despised colonial ruler. But many things remain unchanged, not least the swirling mythology of Congolese culture which still informs everyday life in Pointe-Noire. Mabanckou though, now a decorated French-Congolese writer and esteemed professor at UCLA, finds he can only look on as an outsider at the place where he grew up. As Mabanckou delves into his childhood, into the life of his departed mother and into the strange mix of belonging and absence that informs his return to Congo, he slowly builds a stirring exploration of the way home never leaves us, however long ago we left home.

Share The Lights of Pointe-Noire on Pinterest

Product Details

  • Product code: ANGMG
  • ISBN: 9781846689802
  • Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 20.0cm x 13.1cm
  • Publish date: 14/05/2015

Reviews

Help our customers make the best choices by telling everyone what you think about this product.

There are currently no customer reviews for this product. Why not be the first?

Rate & Review
  • Our price £7.19
  • RRP £8.99
  • Save £1.80 (20%)
Quantity