Alain Mabanckou

Alain Mabanckou is a Congolese author known for his novels, poetry, and essays. He is one of the most recognized contemporary African writers in the French language. His works often explore themes of identity, exile, and the African diaspora.


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  1. 1. Broken Glass

    "Broken Glass" is a satirical novel that takes place in a seedy bar in the Congo. The narrator, a disgraced schoolteacher known as Broken Glass, has been commissioned by the bar's owner to write about the bar and its regulars. The story is a chaotic, humorous, and poignant exploration of the lives of these characters, their histories, and their relationships, all told in a single, run-on sentence without any full stops.

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