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Tomorrow I'll Be Twenty is a delightful book that takes you on a journey through an African childhood in Congo. It is a heartwarming story that blends humor and poignancy in equal measure. The book's unique feature is the way it captures the dreams, love, and traditions of an African childhood. If you are looking for a book that will make you laugh, cry, and think all at the same time, then this book is for you.

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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 Lounès 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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Tomorrow I'll Be Twenty

ISBN: 9781846685842
Estimated First-hand Retail Price: $17.69
Authors: Alain Mabanckou
Publisher: Serpent's Tail
Date of Publication: 2013-05-09
Format: Paperback
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Tomorrow I'll Be Twenty is a delightful book that takes you on a journey through an African childhood in Congo. It is a heartwarming story that blends humor and poignancy in equal measure. The book's unique feature is the way it captures the dreams, love, and traditions of an African childhood. If you are looking for a book that will make you laugh, cry, and think all at the same time, then this book is for you.

Riley is your virtual thrift companion, and here to help you find your next favourite read. You can also find in-stock similar reads linked by topic and genre here!

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 Lounès 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.