BROKEN GLASS ALAIN MABANCKOU PDF

This is a quote from the end of Broken Glass. It shows how important and powerful books are. By reading a book people can travel all over the world and meet people. Books and stories are about learning and exploration. Broken Glass is the name of the book.

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When my friend went to relieve her, my sister acted mysteriously, she insisted she didnt mind queuing and we could just go relax and leave her to it. It was only when we were on the train when she told us that she was eavesdropping on a group of friends who were discussing dramatic events of the night before. Occasionally real life with its unrestrained tales wins over literature because my sister preferred to be listening to their chattering rather than sitting on a bench and reading a book in peace.

Alain Mabanckou captured such free tale-telling in its essence. Broken Glass, the narrator of the novel, has been given a notebook by the owner of the bar he frequents and has been told to immortalise this drinking den for the benefit of the future generations. Broken Glass is not the one to worry about the form.

Or punctuation. Or strict plot rules. He writes downs the stories as they come to him and as they are told by the man who wears Pampers, the man who once lived in France or the man who the won the pissing contest.

Our narrator eventually grows impatient with the task he has been burdened with. With all the stories he is told to write and with all the people and their expectations. At a first sight the narrative looks like chaotic ramblings of a drunkard but under this thin surface there lies a true treasure chest of various literary, popcultural, political and historical allusions. There are so many hidden marvels that an average reader will probably pick up about one third of them. My friend, who studied French studies right away picked up the references to the history of francophone Africa.

I recommend this little number.

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Share via Email Munching on his bicycle chicken apparently a Congolese term for scrawny poultry , Broken Glass - the eponymous narrator - tells us the story of the bar he frequents: the Credit Gone Away, owned by his friend, the Stubborn Snail, who has helpfully provided Broken Glass with a notebook to chronicle the comings and goings. There are also a number of characters who criss-cross the frontier between tragedy and comedy: the Printer, for example, who boasts "I did France", having married a white woman and enjoyed a comfortable managerial position at the printing works that produced Paris-Match. Washed-up and penniless, he now sits in the Credit Gone Away relating to any ear that will listen how his wife had an affair with his son and foisting copies of Paris-Match on his interlocutors as if he were the founding editor and owner. The themes of self-delusion and self-awareness are central, and Mabanckou invites us to ponder whether the narrator is peddling an alternative history, just as other customers of the bar seem to be.

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Alain Mabanckou

When my friend went to relieve her, my sister acted mysteriously, she insisted she didnt mind queuing and we could just go relax and leave her to it. It was only when we were on the train when she told us that she was eavesdropping on a group of friends who were discussing dramatic events of the night before. Occasionally real life with its unrestrained tales wins over literature because my sister preferred to be listening to their chattering rather than sitting on a bench and reading a book in peace. Alain Mabanckou captured such free tale-telling in its essence. Broken Glass, the narrator of the novel, has been given a notebook by the owner of the bar he frequents and has been told to immortalise this drinking den for the benefit of the future generations. Broken Glass is not the one to worry about the form.

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