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The Lights of Pointe-Noire - Alain Mabanckou

Serpent's Tail

'Alain Mabanckou left Congo in 1989, at the age of twenty-two, not to return for a quarter of a century. When at last he comes home to Pointe-Noire, a bustling port town on Congo’s south-eastern coast, he finds a country that in some ways has changed beyond recognition... As he delves into his childhood, into the life of his departed mother and into the strange mix of belonging and absence that informs his return to Congo, Mabanckou slowly builds a stirring exploration of home and homecoming and a remarkable portrait of a changing country.'

This cover takes its influence from African street painting. The bold colour palette and hand painted title typography imitate the hand painted signs found throughout Africa. Whilst the shadow portrays a younger version of the author depicting his return to his home town.

Published by Serpent's Tail May 2015

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