Petit Piment by Alain Mabanckou
Cercle de Lecture / Book Club in French – Monday, December 3rd from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
The story of Petit Piment, a young orphan doing his schooling in a Catholic host institution. During the socialist revolution, he took the opportunity to escape. As a teenager, he commits all sorts of thefts. He finds refuge with Mom Fiat 500 and her ten daughters. But new trials will make him lose his head…
About the author: Alain Mabanckou was born in 1966 in Congo-Brazzaville (French Congo). He currently resides in Los Angeles, where he teachers literature at UCLA, having previously spent four years at the University of Michigan. Mabanckou is one of Francophone Africa’s most prolific contemporary writers, he is the author of six volumes of poetry and six novels. He received the Sub-Saharan Africa Literary Prize in 1999 for his first novel, Blue-White-Red, the Prize of the Five Francophone Continents for Broken Glass, and the Prix Renaudot in 2006 for Memoirs of a Porcupine. He was selected by the French publishing trade journal Lire as one of the fifty writers to watch out for in the coming century.
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