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The Lights of Pointe-Noire #2020

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  • Title: The Lights of Pointe-Noire
  • Author: Alain Mabanckou
  • ISBN: 9781846689802
  • Page: 263
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. I found brilliant The pictures after every chapter Lovely Each chapter is actually devoted either to a family member or to a place I really appreciate the pictures at the end to illustrate the person or the point that was discussed previously What to expect After his long absence from Congo, the author found that nothing has really changed, except for the people themselves He revisited old places such as his former primary school, a former cinema he used to attend, his defunct mother s house At [...]

    2. C est le 1er livre que je lis de cet auteur et c est dommage car il y a plein de r f rences ses pr c dents ouvrages Celui ci est tr s bibliographique, il revient Ponte Noire de nombreuses ann es apr s avoir quitt le Congo et parcourt la ville o plein de souvenirs lui reviennent Chaque chapitre a pour th me un personnage ou un lieu et finit par une photo ce qui ancre le livre dans la r alit Il y a beaucoup de nostalgie et de tendresse quand l auteur se rem son enfance et sa famille m me s il est [...]

    3. Memoir of man who returns to his childhood home in the Congo after 25 years living in Paris Learned a lot about Congolese culture and traditions through his stories about his family and encounters he had.

    4. Ayant rat de peu l opportunit de me rendre au Congo pour voir un ami qui a fait ses tudes en France, ce livre a trouv une r sonnance toute particuli re en moi, m ouvrant les portes d un pays que je ne connaissais pas

    5. Slightly formal, even stilted writing than usual but helps place the joyful, uninhibited Tomorrow I ll be 20 into context Still awesomeI forgot my copy on a flight and will be going to purchase another ASAP AND will read again soonest Enjoy

    6. Good slice of life from the Going home is rarely easy file Alain Mabanckou is a Congolese treasure Lumi res de Pointe Noire provides enough graphic description to take you there without leaving home I could almost smell the prawns at Chez Gaspard.

    7. Too short to stay in the mind long after reading Small vignettes of life in Pointe Noir are interspersed with the author recounting his relationship, sometimes estranged, with his family All in all I found the topic quite interesting but the brevity of the work gives one the feeling of a lack of substance.

    8. I liked the book a lot, but can rate it only 4 1 2 stars Sometimes it was had to understand,, but I learned a lot about this town in the Congo and the people who live there I read an advance reading copy, so that might have been the reason for my confusion.

    9. Republic of Congo I couldn t bear to look at myself in the mirror,for fear I would find there the reflection of my ingratitude towards the woman who must be patiently waiting for me, in her coffin, surrounded by members of the family, all of them, disgusted at my absence I would never see my mother again She took a fistful of earth, scattered it in the air, which meant, in our tradition, that she swore she had told me the truth, the whole truth, nothing but the truth you couldn t mess around wit [...]

    10. The Lights of Pointe Noire is a book I will read again and again I suspect as I get older, my response to it will change, as with most books It did leave me feeling profound sadness I ached at the subtle depiction, almost like a shadow thread throughout the story, of the author alone in his hotel room, agonising over a home that s no longer his, pouring his thoughts into a school exercise book, bringing up images of the past and trying to fit them into the shape of the present Walking through th [...]

    11. By readily disclosing what could safely be considered his most nagging secret, Mabanckou cultivates a connection between his readers that develops as his reflection unfolds Propelled heavily by wondrous and sometimes sordid tales of the people and places of the text s namesake, Mabanckou produces a gripping narrative examining childhood wonder, deep rooted remorse, and long awaited actualization Daniel Bokemper This book was reviewed in the September October 2016 issue of World Literature Today [...]

    12. This was particularly evocative as I read this on a short trip to the Congo This is a story of a diaspora Congolese restoring to his home town after a long absence and reflects Mabankcou s own experiences His descriptions of the extended family s expectations of a rich family member are at the same time comical and desperate, illustrating the huge gulf between the privileged life he leads in the US and their comparatively meagre existence.

    13. This short memoir covers a two week visit Mabanckou made to his home town in 2012, 23 years after he left Part of the narrative is his memories from childhood, and part is his account of his visit His prose is an easygoing delight, and the vignettes of life in this poor but vibrant coastal city in Congo Brazzaville are compelling The big deliberately unanswered question is, why didn t he come back earlier

    14. De ma m re, j ai le souvenir immarcescible des yeux marron clair dont il fallait sonder la profondeur pour discerner ses soucis qu elle me dissimulait travers la contraction soudaine des ses pupilles.

    15. Un tr s triste inventaire du pass de l crivain dont le retour la source n efface pas ni le remords ni la r alit d un pays en chec Comme d habitude chez Mabanckou, exquis ment crit.

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