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Memoirs of a Porcupine free pdf Outlandish, surreal and enjoyable, Mabanckou brings a new power to magic realism. All human beings, says an African legend, have an animal double. Some doubles are benign, others wicked. When Kibandi, a boy living in a Congolese village, reaches the age of 11, his father takes him out into the night, and forces him to drink a vile liquid from a jar which has been hidden for years in the earth. This is his initiation. From now on he, and his double, the porcupine, become accomplices in murder. They attack neighbours, fellow villagers, people who simply cross their path, for reasons so slight, it is virtually impossible to establish connection between the killings. Throughout his life Kibandi relies on his double to act out his grizzly compulsions, until one day even the porcupine baulks, and turns instead to literary confession.

About Alain Mabanckou

Alain Mabanckou was born in 1966 in the Congo. He currently lives in LA, where he teaches literature at UCLA. One of Africa's major writers, he is the author of six volumes of poetry and six novels. He received the Subsaharan African Literature Prize for Blue-White-Red, and the Prix Renaudot for Memoirs of a Porcupine. He was selected by the French journal Lire as one of the fifty writers to watch out for this coming century.

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Author : Alain Mabanckou
Publisher : Serpent's Tail
Data Published : 05 May 2011
ISBN : 1846687675
EAN : 9781846687679
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 224 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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