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Alain Mabanckou Wins Prix Renaudot
MabanckouThe Congolese bard Alain Mabanckou has only perceived nonetheless an additional of France’s tip good review prizes, a 2006 Prix Renaudot, for his novel Mémoires de porc-épic (Porcupine’s Memoirs, Edition du Seuil). Mabanckou was innate in 1966 as good as grew up in Pointe Noire, Congo Brazzaville, as good as after complicated law in Paris. He’s a bard of 6 novels as good as 5 books of poems as good as now is a upon vacation partner highbrow of Francophone as good as analogous novel during a University of California-Los Angeles. He formerly taught during a University of Michigan as good as will reason a humanities brotherhood subsequent year during Princeton. we haven’t review this book (I’ve been definition to check his African Psycho (which is set to crop up in English interpretation in early 2007) out of a library), though according to a reviews, this newest work is an escapade story which draws upon a sold fable saying which each tellurian has a relate elsewhere in a animal kingdom. For a protagonist, Kibandi, his animal reflection is a not often powerful, ruthless porcupine. The feeling story draws upon traditions of African storytelling whilst additionally serve confirming Mabanckou’s gifts as a bard as good as novelist. His during large praised prior novel, Verre Cassé (Broken Glass, Editions du Seuil, 2005), a miraculous written, rarely mocking account of a weird Congolese bar, Crédite a voyagé, perceived a raft of prizes, together with a Prix des Cinq continents de la Francophonie, a Prix Ouest-France/Etonnants Voyageurs as good as a Prix RFO du livre.

Upcoming Events
Lots of good info comes over a bandwidth, so here have been couple of for this arriving week, in New York, Chicago as good as Los Angeles:

ADODI CHICAGO SPONSORS LGBT FILMS AT CHICAGO LGBT FILM FESTIVAL
Chicago
November 8

On Wednesday Nov 8, 2006 Adodi Chicago will unite a display of reduced drive-in theatre by LBGT people of tone themed “Passionate Resistance”.
Location: Film Row Cinema (at Columbia College)
1104 South Wabash Ave
Start Time: 6:30pm
For some-more report greatfully revisit a movie festival
website during www.reelingfilmfestival.org.

MENDI + KEITH @ CAL STATE LOS ANGELES
Los Angeles
November 9
Nobadikes

FESTIVAL OF CONTEMPORARY JAPANESE WOMEN POETS @ POETS HOUSE
New York City
November fifteen to Nov 17, 2006
Festival of Contemporary Japanese Women Poets

Five poets during a forefront of Japanese communication (Ryoko Sekiguchi, Takako Arai, Kiriu
Minashita, Kyong-Mi Park, as good as Sawako Nakayasu) stick upon American poets Cole Swensen
and Rosa Alcalá for a though-provoking form of readings as good as talks.

Wednesday, Nov 15, 7:00PM @ Poets House, 72 Spring Street
Cross Currents as good as Innovation in Japanese Poetry Today
a row contention with Takako Arai, Kiriu Minashita, Sawako Nakayasu, Kyong-Mi Park, & Ryoko Sekiguchi

Thursday, Nov 16, 7:00PM @ Bowery Poetry Club, 308 Bowery
Book Release Party for 4 from japan:



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