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Migrant Selves - A Round Table with Author Alain Mabanckou

- When: Thursday March 26th, 2015 5:30 to 7pm
- Where: Room 208 in White Hall, Emory University Campus


During the Round Table, Alain Mabanckou will discuss his work and answer questions from the audience.

Alain Mabanckou is a novelist, journalist, poet, and academic, a French citizen born in the Republic of the Congo, he is currently a Professor of Literature in the United States. He is best known for his novels and non-fiction writing depicting the experience of contemporary Africa and the African diaspora in France.

He is among the best known and most successful writers in the French language and one of the best known African writers in France. He is also controversial, and criticized by some African and diaspora writers for stating Africans bear responsibility for their own misfortune.

In 2002, Mabanckou went to teach Francophone Literature at the University of Michigan as an Assistant Professor. After three years there he was hired in 2006 by the University of California Los Angeles, where he is now a full Professor in the French Department. He currently lives in Santa Monica, California.

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