Africa out of 2017 Man Booker Prize - The Herald

Alain Mabanckou, a recurring interest for the flagship panel on translated fiction, has fallen out of the 2017 race for the Man Booker International Prize. The only African novelist on the longlist this year, Mabanckou was a finalist for his collective ...

Black Moses review – a rip-roaring coming of age tale in the Congo - The Guardian

Congolese author Alain Mabanckou's Bildungsroman charts both the formative years of his hero – “Tokumisa Nzambe po Mose yamoyindo abotami namboka ya Bakoko,” in possession of the “most kilometrically extended name in the entire orphanage of ...