Translated from the French by John Keene
Alain Mabanckou is the author of L’sure des lendemains (Editions Nouvelles du Sud), in which the poem in this issue originally appeared. He received the Prix Renaudot for his Memoires de porc-epic (Editions du Seuil) in 2006, and is professor of Francophone literature at the University of California, Los Angeles.
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