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Congo, France: Prix Renaudot Awarded to Alain Mabanckou

Sanaga Peregrinations announces (Fr) that the prestigious literary Renaudot Prize was awarded to Congolese novelist Alain Mabanckou for his novel Memoires de Porc-Epic [Porcupine Memories]. Explains the blog: “Fine storyteller, Mabanckou takes the voice of a porcupine who confides in his friend the baobab and tells him of his life alongside his master Kibandi to whom he plays bad cop, occasionally committing murder.” The novel is written without punctuation.

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