Demain j'aurai vingt ans

Demain j aurai vingt ans Pointe Noire capitale conomique du Congo dans les ann es Le narrateur Michel est un gar on d une dizaine d ann es qui fait l apprentissage de la vie de l amiti et de l amour tandis que le C

  • Title: Demain j'aurai vingt ans
  • Author: Alain Mabanckou
  • ISBN: 9782070129621
  • Page: 351
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pointe Noire, capitale conomique du Congo, dans les ann es 1970 Le narrateur, Michel, est un gar on d une dizaine d ann es qui fait l apprentissage de la vie, de l amiti et de l amour, tandis que le Congo vit sa premi re d cennie d ind pendance sous la houlette de l immortel Marien Ngouabi , chef charismatique marxiste Les pisodes d une chronique familiale truculentePointe Noire, capitale conomique du Congo, dans les ann es 1970 Le narrateur, Michel, est un gar on d une dizaine d ann es qui fait l apprentissage de la vie, de l amiti et de l amour, tandis que le Congo vit sa premi re d cennie d ind pendance sous la houlette de l immortel Marien Ngouabi , chef charismatique marxiste Les pisodes d une chronique familiale truculente et joyeuse se succ dent, avec ses situations burlesques, ses personnages hauts en couleur le p re adoptif de Michel, r ceptionniste l h tel Victory Palace maman Pauline, qui a parfois du mal duquer son turbulent fils unique l oncle Ren , fort en gueule, riche et n anmoins opportun ment communiste l ami Loun s, dont la soeur Caroline provoque chez Michel un furieux remue m nage d hormones bien d autres encore Mais voil que Michel est soup onn , peut tre raison, de d tenir certains sortil ges Au fil d un r cit enjou , Alain Mabanckou nous offre une sorte de Vie devant soi l africaine Les histoires d amour y tiennent la plus grande place, avec des personnages attachants de jeunes filles et de femmes La langue que Mabanckou pr te son narrateur est r jouissante, pleine d images cocasses, et sa fausse na vet fait merveille.

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    About "Alain Mabanckou"

    1. Alain Mabanckou

      Alain Mabanckou was born in 1966 in Congo Brazzaville French Congo He currently resides in Los Angeles, where he teaches literature at UCLA, having previously spent four years at the University of Michigan Mabanckou will be a Fellow in the Humanities Council at Princeton University in 2007 2008 One of Francophone Africa s most prolific contemporary writers, he is the author of six volumes of poetry and six novels He received the Sub Saharan Africa Literary Prize in 1999 for his first novel, Blue White Red, the Prize of the Five Francophone Continents for Broken Glass, and the Prix Renaudot in 2006 for Memoirs of a Porcupine He was selected by the French publishing trade journal Lire as one of the fifty writers to watch out for in the coming century His most recent book is African Psycho.Christine Schwartz Hartley is the translator of African Psycho The former deputy editor of Art Auction magazine is a freelance editor, translator, and writer based in Paris and Brooklyn Her articles have appeared in the New York Times Book Review, Village Voice, Interior Design, and Elle Decor, among other publications French born, she holds a licence s lettres English from the Universit Paris IVSorbonne, a diploma from the Institut dEtudes Politiques de Paris, and a masters in journalism from New York University.

    636 thoughts on “Demain j'aurai vingt ans”

    1. I really liked this book. The first person narrative provided a captivating perspective and analysis of the post-colonial Congo as well as domestic and global politics. I particularly enjoyed the tension between the marxist rhetoric and obvious pursuit of capitalism by most of Michel's family. The novel is largely plotless and I felt that this created a more realistic coming of age narrative; one held together by the people who surrounded Michel, the comings and goings of his city, Pointe Noire, [...]


    2. Kitapta gerçekten taktir ettiğim nokta şu, yazarın ne yaptığını bilen bir kalemi var. Bu da akıcı bir okuma sunuyor okura, ama sıkıcı olmayan değilKitap bir roman olarak geçse de, belli bir hikaye yok ortada. 1970'ler Kongo'sunda on yaşındaki Michel'ın neden yirmi yaşına gelmek istemesini, günlük yaşantısını, yaşadığı çevreyi, kültürü, zamanının dünya siyasetini, annesinin karnının kayıp anahtarını vs. anlatıyor. Bu nedenle akıcı olsa bile bir sonraki [...]


    3. Am yet to understand Alain's style of writing. I felt like i was in another Catcher in the Rye where a boy is just talking non stop from one topic to another before coming back to where they left a reader. Anyway, for humor and silly thoughts he killed it. More so, am still figuring how to write this review.


    4. "When I'm on the road to happiness, then I'll know that I've finally grown up, that I'm twenty at last", October 31, 2014This review is from: Tomorrow I'll Be Twenty (Kindle Edition)Enjoyable first-person narrative, by a young Congolese lad on the verge of starting secondary school. It's the 1970s, and as Michel observes his uncle spouting Marxist ideology, he sees to the hypocrisy of a man determined to hang on to his wealth. The current affairs items that probably went largely unnoticed by Eur [...]


    5. I felt as thought I was Michel, His life and times although different felt familiar. The colonial hang over. The new technology and deep friendship in family made this an easy read. The writer is truly gifted in telling a story the African way.


    6. I wish I could give this book ten stars. I loved it so much and I'm a bit sad that I've finished it. It was beautiful and heart-warming.


    7. I was SO excited to read this book. Taking place in Congo, told by a 10-year-old boy, and written in fairly straightforward French - what's not to love about it? Turns out that while the author has a fairly engaging writing style, this book can absolutely not be called a story. Rather, it consists of random interspersed observations and events that are barely (if at all) connected to each other. This book has no proper begging nor ending - it has no direction, no plot or underlying message. The [...]


    8. ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT. This is amazing.Tomorrow I'll Be Twenty tells the story of a child named Michel living in Congo. You get to see his daily life, his worries, what makes a little boy like him happy, the way he's able to think at that age, all from his point of view. I think the author did an amazing job at conveying that perspective of a child to us adults. I am very much interested in reading Alain Mabanckou's other books, unfortunately this is the only one translated in my own language but [...]





    9. "I'm looking for a different road, the road to happiness, to walk down in my bare feet in the heat of the sun, even if the tarmac burns my feet. I'll go far, far away, to where all the road meet, where you find all the people who've gone on ahead, and look different now, to how they did on earth. I have to keep the road fixed carefully in my head, I don't want to find when I'm older that it's vanished and I'm stuck with lots of bad people who don't love me and want to hurt me.I'll walk down this [...]


    10. Dziesięć do dwudziestuDanny Gopnik starał się za wszelką cenę odzyskać swoje przenośne radyjko tranzystorowe, na którym słuchał piosenek Jefferson Airplane. Marjane Satrapi, markowała grę na gitarze przy Iron Maiden, zaś Michel, bohater "Jutro skończę dwadzieścia lat", usiłuje zrozumieć, co właściwie mówi do niego Georges Brassens w jednym ze swoich utworów. Michel liczy sobie dziesięć lat i jest rozwodnikiem. Mieszka z przybranym ojcem oraz dwiema matkami w kongijskim P [...]


    11. Read this book for my office Africa fiction book club.I think this book is getting a bit of a rating boost because it was so different than the other books we read in the book club. Namely, it wasn't depressing. This was fun to read. It was funny and I thought it was quite insightful (in the way that kids can be insightful - since it was told from the perspective of a 10 year old). It wasn't a tragic or depressing African story, it was just a story of a place and time and everyday life. Also, th [...]


    12. 'Charming' is the dominant word when I think of this book, though that probably does the writing a disservice. Nonetheless, I thoroughly enjoyed reading this, a book which was funny throughout and was generally in keeping with the sunny yellow cover.Written from the perspective of a 10 year old boy named Michel, you get the astute observations of a child, without the lengthy explanations that can make a book drag out - the hypocrisies and motivations of other characters can be seen without being [...]


    13. Eine wundervoll unschuldige Erzählung. Ich habe mich richtig in den kleinen Michel verliebt und an vielen Stellen Schmunzeln müssen. Und auch berührt hat mich die Geschichte richtig.Er erzählt auf so ahnungslose Weise von den Dingen, die im Kongo der 70er und auch auf der ganzen Welt passieren. Er beobachtet alles ganz genau durch seine Kinderaugen und trotzdem zeigt sich, dass er schon einiges besser Versteht, als manch ein Erwachsener. So wird dem Leser an mancher Stelle klar, dass viele D [...]


    14. В целях расширения кругозора решил почитать что-то из африканской литературы. В сети очень хвалят Алена Мобанку из Республики Конго. Дескать, лучший франкоязычный писатель континента. И действительно хвалят не зря."Завтра мне будет двадцать" может и не самый замысловатый [...]


    15. Une enfance comme un conte à l'africaine.N'ayant jamais lu de roman de cet auteur, je me suis lancée et je n'ai pas été déçue ! Alain Mabanckou signe ici un beau récit sur l'enfance, l'Afrique et les années 1970. Le regard d'un jeune garçon de 10 ans sur son enfance offre à ses aventures un goût naïf bien feint, et tout en nuances. Ces histoires de familles où on a plusieurs mamans, ces amours naissantes où l'on décide de faire comme les grands, ces idées sur le communisme de l'o [...]


    16. Joli roman traversé d'éclairs poétiques. Le lecteur se laisse entraîner par le regard de Michel, le jeune narrateur et découvre avec lui un quotidien de Pointe-Noire à la fois réaliste et onirique. L'actualité mondiale de la fin des années 70, les relations internes à une famille africaine élargie, les croyances et représentations mentales d'une petite communauté : ces trois plans s'entremêlent joyeusement .Les 90 dernières pages,l'histoire du ventre verrouillé de Maman Pauline d [...]


    17. Interesting account of post colonial Congo through every day eyes. Very refreshing to read about Congo Brazaville that's often overshadowed vey DRC. Never ceases to amaze me how culture in Africa is so seamlessly similar. This story could very well be a story told by a child living in post colonial Kenya. Although the writing style was distractive, what with millions of little little different stories, it makes for an excellent journey through Congo.


    18. Charming random rambly book told from the POV of 10-year-old Michel, living in the Congo in the 1970s. Found it quite funny and cute. Lots of political asides. I'm trying to decide if I would've liked a stronger overarching narrative thread, but I'm not sure I would, really -- the leisurely pace worked quite well for what the book was trying to do.


    19. This is a lovely book, as I have a thing for books written from a child's perspective. Plus I got to learn about Congo Brazzaville. Michel is adorable as is his love for everyone around him. Lots of African history too weaved around communist struggles and French influences, which was new to me. Would definitely recommend it to anyone.


    20. Engaging child's eye view of post-colonial Congo. It works best if you enjoy the way Michel evokes the life of his town, without hoping for excitement - there isn't much. His interpretation of what adults say about politics and other things is charming, and his relationships with his extended family and friends are beautifully drawn.


    21. A lovely novel through the voice of a child living in Pointe Noire in the Republic of Congo. It will make you smile & laugh.However, I was not taken by the ending and thought the book could have ended at least 100 pages earlier!A nice read overall. I will read more from this author.



    22. la vie, l'actualité nationale et internationale, les mots d'un enfant africain à Pointe Noire à la fin des années 70 Réjouissif, justement naïf, truculent, créateur de souvenirs. les "bandits" et les "féticheurs" Lu par l'auteur c'est juste un plaisir.



    23. 3.5 starslovely set of stories exploring how you can never truly go back with some very related photos incorporated. very recommended.



    24. Wry humour and some brilliant moments in what is a very grounded story set in a fascinatingly and intentionally run-of-the-mill world. Bright, satirical and well written.


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