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Memoirs of a Porcupine

All human beings, says an African legend, have an animal double. Some doubles are benign, others wicked. This legend comes to life in Alain Mabanckou's outlandish, surreal, and charmingly nonchalant Memoirs of a Porcupine . 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 that has been hidden for years in the earth. This is his initiation. From now on, he and his double, a porcupine, become accomplices in murder. They attack neighbors, fellow villagers, and people who simply cross.

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  • "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 that has been hidden for years in the earth. This is his initiation. From now on, he and his double, a porcupine, become accomplices in murder. They attack neighbors, fellow villagers, and people who simply cross their path, for reasons so slight that it is virtually impossible to establish connection between the killings. As he grows older, Kibandi relies on his double to act out his grizzly compulsions, until one day even the porcupine balks and turns instead to literary confession."
  • "All human beings, says an African legend, have an animal double. Some doubles are benign, others wicked. This legend comes to life in Alain Mabanckou's outlandish, surreal, and charmingly nonchalant Memoirs of a Porcupine . 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 that has been hidden for years in the earth. This is his initiation. From now on, he and his double, a porcupine, become accomplices in murder. They attack neighbors, fellow villagers, and people who simply cross."@en
  • "Histoire d'un porc-épic, chargé par son alter ego humain, un certain Kibandi, d'accomplir, à l'aide de ses piquants, toute une série de meurtres."
  • "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."@en
  • "All human beings, says an African legend, have an animal double. Some are benign, others wicked. When Kibandi, a boy living in a Congolese village, reaches the age of eleven, 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, a porcupine, become accomplices in murder. They attack neighbours, fellow villagers, people who simply cross their path. Throughout his life Kibandi relies on his double to act out his grizzly compulsions, until one day even the porc."@en
  • "Deuxième volet d'une trilogie inaugurée par le roman "Verre cassé". Histoire d'un porc-épic, chargé par son alter ego humain, un certain Kibandi, d'accomplir, à l'aide de ses piquants, toute une série de meurtres."

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  • "Genres littéraires"
  • "Powieść afrykańska w języku francuskim"
  • "Romans (teksten)"
  • "Fiction"@en
  • "Fiction"@he
  • "Fiction"
  • "Translations"@he
  • "Verhalend proza"
  • "Electronic books"@en
  • "Black humor"@en
  • "Popular literature"
  • "Text"

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  • "Memoirs of a Porcupine"@en
  • "Mémoires de porc-épic : roman"@en
  • "Mémoires de porc-épic : roman"
  • "Mémoires de porc-épic"
  • "Memorias de puercoespín"
  • "<&gt"@he
  • "זיכרונותיו של דורבן"
  • "Mémoires de porc-épic roman"
  • "Zikhronotaṿ shel dorban"
  • "Memoirs Of A Porcupine"@en
  • "Stachelschweins Memoiren Roman"
  • "Memoirs of a porcupine"
  • "Memoirs of a porcupine"@en
  • "Mémoires de Porc-Épic : roman"
  • "Memorias de Puercoespín"@es
  • "Hồi ức của nhím : tiểu thuyết"