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Alain Mabanckou (b. February 24,1966)

Alain Mabanckou was born in 1966 in Congo-Brazzaville (French Congo). He currently resides in the United States, where he teaches literature at the University of Michigan. One of Francophone Africa's most prolific contemporary writers, he is the author of six volumes of poetry and five novels. He received the "Prix Litteraire de l'Afrique Noire" in 1999 for his first novel, "Bleu-Blanc-Rouge" (1998). His latest novel, "Verre Cassé" (Editions du Seuil, 2005), was awarded "Le Prix des Cinq Continents de la Francophonie."

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