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Book & Brunch Montreal: Alain Mabanckou - "Petit Piment | Black Moses"

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Book & Brunch Series meetings are the last Sunday of every month | Les rencontres du Book & Brunch Series se tiennent les derniers dimanches de chaque mois.

LIVRE DU MOIS | BOOK OF THE MONTH : Alain Mabanckou - Black Moses | Petit Piment

À propos de l'auteur:

[FR] Né à Pointe-Noire, au Congo-Brazzaville où il a grandi, Alain Mabanckou est un écrivain, romancier et professeur aux Etats-Unis à l'Université de Los Angeles. Il a été le premier écrivain à occupé la Chaire annuelle de Création artistique au Collège de France. Ses oeuvres sont traduites dans une vingtaine de langues et il a reçu plus d'une quinzaine de prix littéraires dont le Prix Renaudot, le Prix Henri Gal de l'Académie Française pour l'ensemble de son oeuvre.

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[ANG] Alain Mabanckou (born 24 February 1966) is a novelist, journalist, poet, and academic, a French citizen born in the Republic of the Congo, he is currently a Professor of Literature at UCLA. He is best known for his novels and non-fiction writing depicting the experience of contemporary Africa and the African diaspora in France. He is among the best known and most successful writers in the French language and one of the best known African writers in France. He is also controversial,and criticized by some African and diaspora writers for stating Africans bear responsibility for their own misfortune.

About the book:

Black Moses
Petit Piment relates the life of Moïse, a young Congolese, from his childhood in an orphanage to his adventures in Pointe Noire, Congo’s capital. We follow him during the time when religion becomes forbidden due to the rise of Socialism, and see how his life is impacted by these changes.

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Petit Piment
L'histoire de Petit Piment, un jeune orphelin effectuant sa scolarité dans une institution d'accueil catholique. Lors de la révolution socialiste, il en profite pour s'évader. Adolescent, il commet toutes sortes de larcins. Il trouve refuge auprès de Maman Fiat 500 et de ses dix filles. Mais de nouvelles épreuves lui feront perdre la tête.

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