147pp., paperback, First English Language Edition, Bloomington, 2013
First published in French in 1998.
A novel about two young men born into poverty in postcolonial Africa who seek a better life in Paris.
Includes the essay, "African Migration and African Dandys" by Dominic Thomas.
Alain Mabanckou is the author of Mémoires de porc-épic (Memoirs of a Porcupine). Blue White Red won the Grand Prix Littéraire de l'Afrique Noire. Mabanckou is Professor of French and Francophone Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles.