Sunday Times Books LIVE Community Sign up

Login to Sunday Times Books LIVE

Forgotten password?

Forgotten your password?

Enter your username or email address and we'll send you reset instructions

Sunday Times Books LIVE

Hadrien Diez Reviews Tomorrow I’ll Be Twenty by Alain Mabanckou

Tomorrow I’ll Be TwentyVerdict: carrot

Readers of Alain Mabanckou’s previous novels, from Broken Glass to Memoirs of a Porcupine, know how his unmistakable style is made of drollery and sarcasm. In Tomorrow I’ll be Twenty (Serpent’s Tail, 2013), his latest novel to be published in English, the Franco-Congolese adds tenderness to his signature ironic tone. Through Michel, his young alter ego, Mabanckou mischievously recalls his childhood in the port-city of Pointe-Noire, on the Atlantic coast of Congo-Brazzaville.

Book Details

 

Please register or log in to comment