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Conversation: Alain Mabanckou & Dany Laferrière, with Anderson Tepper


April 25, 2007 | Maison Française of NYU | New York City

Co-sponsored by New York University and La Maison Française of NYU

Novelist and poet Alain Mabanckou received the 2006 Renaudot Prize for his contemporary fable Memoirs of a Porcupine, and his recent novel, African Psycho, follows a would-be serial killer’s twisted but compelling search for self-regard. Dany Laferrière won Canada’s most prestigious literary award, the Governor General’s Prize, and his short stories inspired the much-praised recent film Heading South. Join them for a conversation with Anderson Tepper of Vanity Fair about subverting stereotypes, playing with language, and provoking controversy.

• Conversation (1:30:52)

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