The Death of Comrade President

Writer and poet Nii Ayikwei Parkes will talk about Alain Mabanckou’s latest novel to be published in English: The Death of Comrade President. Starting as a tender, wry portrait of an ordinary Congolese family, Alain Mabanckou quickly expands the scope of his story into a powerful examination of colonialism, decolonisation and dead ends of the African continent.

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Reading in French by David Mildon:

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Related / Latest Publication:
The Death of Comrade President, translated by Helen Stevenson (Serpent’s Tail, 2020)

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