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Tomorrow I'll Be Twenty (Paperback, Main)

Alain Mabanckou; Translated by Helen Stevenson

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Finalist for the Man Booker International Prize 2015 Michel is ten years old, living in Pointe Noire, Congo, in the 1970s. His mother sells peanuts at the market, his father works at the Victory Palace Hotel, and brings home books left behind by the white guests. Planes cross the sky overhead, and Michel and his friend Lounes dream about the countries where they'll land. While news comes over the radio of the American hostage crisis in Tehran, the death of the Shah, the scandal of the Boukassa diamonds, Michel struggles with the demands of his twelve year old girlfriend Caroline, who threatens to leave him for a bully in the football team. But most worrying for Michel, the witch doctor has told his mother that he has hidden the key to her womb, and must return it before she can have another child. Somehow he must find it. Tomorrow I'll Be Twenty is a humorous and poignant account of an African childhood, drawn from Alain Mabanckou's life.

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Imprint: Serpent's Tail
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: May 2013
Authors: Alain Mabanckou
Translators: Helen Stevenson
Dimensions: 198 x 132 x 21mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade / B-format
Pages: 313
Edition: Main
ISBN-13: 978-1-84668-584-2
Categories: Books > Fiction > General & literary fiction > Modern fiction
LSN: 1-84668-584-2
Barcode: 9781846685842

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