Tomorrow I Will Be Twenty Years Old #2019

Tomorrow I Will Be Twenty Years Old Alain Mabanckou Tomorrow I Will Be Twenty Years Old Michel is ten years old living in Pointe Noire Congo in the s His mother sells peanuts at the market his father works at the Victory Palace Hotel and brings home books left behind by the whit

  • Title: Tomorrow I Will Be Twenty Years Old
  • Author: Alain Mabanckou
  • ISBN: 9781846685842
  • Page: 262
  • Format: Paperback
  • Tomorrow I Will Be Twenty Years Old Alain Mabanckou 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 Loun s dream about the countries where they ll land While news comes over the radio of the American hostagMichel 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 Loun s 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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    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 realistic coming of age narrative one held together by the people who surrounded Michel, the comings and goings of his city, Pointe Noire, and an [...]

    2. Kitapta ger ekten taktir etti im nokta u, yazar n ne yapt n bilen bir kalemi var Bu da ak c bir okuma sunuyor okura, ama s k c olmayan de ilKitap bir roman olarak ge se de, belli bir hikaye yok ortada 1970 ler Kongo sunda on ya ndaki Michel n neden yirmi ya na gelmek istemesini, g nl k ya ant s n , ya ad evreyi, k lt r , zaman n n d nya siyasetini, annesinin karn n n kay p anahtar n vs anlat yor Bu nedenle ak c olsa bile bir sonraki sayfay g rmek istemenize neden olmad i in biraz s k c bir kitap [...]

    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 European [...]

    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 result is t [...]

    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 I ll [...]

    9. A lovely book with vignette type tales makes this coming of age story from the Congo a real pleasure to read.

    10. 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 ro [...]

    11. Dziesi do dwudziestuDanny Gopnik stara si za wszelk cen odzyska swoje przeno ne radyjko tranzystorowe, na kt rym s ucha piosenek Jefferson Airplane Marjane Satrapi, markowa a gr na gitarze przy Iron Maiden, za Michel, bohater Jutro sko cz dwadzie cia lat , usi uje zrozumie , co w a ciwie m wi do niego Georges Brassens w jednym ze swoich utwor w Michel liczy sobie dziesi lat i jest rozwodnikiem Mieszka z przybranym ojcem oraz dwiema matkami w kongijskim Pointe Noire, jest zmuszony dorasta , a jeg [...]

    12. 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, the father [...]

    13. 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 spel [...]

    14. Eine wundervoll unschuldige Erz hlung Ich habe mich richtig in den kleinen Michel verliebt und an vielen Stellen Schmunzeln m ssen Und auch ber hrt hat mich die Geschichte richtig.Er erz hlt 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 Dinge gar [...]

    15. Une enfance comme un conte l africaine.N ayant jamais lu de roman de cet auteur, je me suis lanc e et je n ai pas t d ue Alain Mabanckou signe ici un beau r cit sur l enfance, l Afrique et les ann es 1970 Le regard d un jeune gar on de 10 ans sur son enfance offre ses aventures un go t na f bien feint, et tout en nuances Ces histoires de familles o on a plusieurs mamans, ces amours naissantes o l on d cide de faire comme les grands, ces id es sur le communisme de l oncle pourtant tr s riche offr [...]

    16. Joli roman travers d clairs po tiques Le lecteur se laisse entra ner par le regard de Michel, le jeune narrateur et d couvre avec lui un quotidien de Pointe Noire la fois r aliste et onirique L actualit mondiale de la fin des ann es 70, les relations internes une famille africaine largie, les croyances et repr sentations mentales d une petite communaut ces trois plans s entrem lent joyeusement.Les 90 derni res pages,l histoire du ventre verrouill de Maman Pauline dont Michel devra trouver la cle [...]

    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 from this author.

    22. la vie, l actualit nationale et internationale, les mots d un enfant africain Pointe Noire la fin des ann es 70 R jouissif, justement na f, truculent, cr ateur de souvenirs les bandits et les f ticheurs 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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