Meet & Greet with Alain Mabanckou

Dive into the captivating world of acclaimed author Alain Mabanckou at this exclusive literary luncheon. This intimate gathering offers a unique opportunity to engage with one of the most influential voices in contemporary francophone literature.

  • Date & Time: March 28th, 12:30 PM
  • Location: Alliance Française Miami Metro

  • Meet & Greet:
    Mix and mingle with fellow literature enthusiasts in a cozy setting at Alliance Française.
  • Conversation with Alain Mabanckou:
    Engage in an enlightening discussion with the renowned author as he shares insights into his works, inspirations, and literary journey.
  • Q&A Session:
    Have your burning questions answered by Alain Mabanckou himself during an interactive Q&A segment.
  • Book Signing:
    Purchase copies of Alain Mabanckou's latest works and get them personally signed by the author.  [Books in French & English will be on sale]
  • Light Refreshments:
    Enjoy a selection of French inspired light food and drinks as you immerse yourself in the literary atmosphere.
  • Conversation in French & English

About Alain Mabackou :

Alain Mabanckou was born in Congo in 1966. An award-winning novelist, Man International Booker Prize finalist, poet, and essayist, Mabanckou lives in Los Angeles, where he teaches literature at UCLA. He is the author of ‘’African Psycho’’, ‘’Broken Glass’’, ‘’Black Bazaar’’, and ‘’Tomorrow I’ll Be Twenty’’, as well as ‘’The Lights of Pointe-Noire’’and ‘’Black Moses’’. Among his many honors are the Académie Française Grand Prix de littérature, awarded in recognition of his entire literary career, and the 2016 French Voices Award for The Lights of Pointe-Noire, which was described by Salman Rushdie as “a beautiful book.” Mabanckou is a Chevalier of the Légion d’honneur, was a finalist for the 2015 and 2017 Man Booker International Prize, and has been featured on Vanity Fair’s list of France’s 50 most influential people. In September, Alain Mabanckou published “Lettres à un jeune romancier sénégalais” (Letters to a young Senegalese novelist) – Editions Le Robert, as well as “Notre France Noire” (Our Black France) in collaboration with Pascal Blanchard and Abdourhaman Waberi ( Editions Fayard).

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