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Author Mabanckou, Alain, 1966-

Title Memoirs of a porcupine / Alain Mabanckou ; translated by Helen Stevenson.

Imprint Berkeley, CA : Soft Skull Press, 2012.


Description 150 p. ; 21 cm.
Note Translation of: Mémoires de porc-épic.
Summary 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.
Subject Murder -- Africa -- Fiction.
Porcupines -- Fiction.
Added Title Mémoires de porc-épic. English
ISBN 9781593764364

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