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Los Angeles Review of Books Podcast: Alain Mabanckou

On the latest Los Angeles Review of Books podcast, Colin Marshall speaks with Alain Mabanckou, the Congolese-born author of such novels as African Psycho, Broken Glass, Memoirs of a Porcupine, Black Bazaar, Tomorrow I’ll Be Twenty, and the coming The Lights of Pointe-Noire. His latest book translated into English, Letter to Jimmy, takes the form of a letter to his writing “mentor” James Baldwin on the twentieth anniversary of his death.

You can stream the conversation just above, listen to it on the LARB’s site, or download it on iTunes.