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About the Author: Alain Mabanckou

Alain Mabanckou was born in 1966 in Congo-Brazzaville (French Congo). He currently resides in Los Angeles, where he teaches literature at UCLA, having previously spent four years at the University of Michigan. Mabanckou will be a Fellow in the Humanities Council at Princeton University in 2007-2008. One of Francophone Africa's most prolific contemporary writers, he is the author of six volumes of poetry and six novels. He received the Sub-Saharan Africa Literary Prize in 1999 for his first novel, Blue-White-Red, the Prize of the Five Francophone Continents for Broken Glass, and the Prix Renaudot in 2006 for Memoirs of a Porcupine. He was selected by the French publishing trade journal Lire as one of the fifty writers to watch out for in the coming century. His most recent book is African Psycho.

Christine Schwartz Hartley is the translator of African Psycho. The former deputy editor of Art + Auction magazine is a freelance editor, translator, and writer based in Paris and Brooklyn. Her articles have appeared in the New York Times Book Review, Village Voice, Interior Design, and Elle Decor, among other publications. French-born, she holds a licence s-lettres (English) from the Universit Paris IVSorbonne, a diploma from the Institut dEtudes Politiques de Paris, and a masters in journalism from New York University.


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ISBN10: 8493586315 | ISBN13: 9788493586317

Page count: 106

Alain Mabanckou, joven autor de Congo-Brazzaville, vuelve a visitar con profundidad numerosos lugares fundadores de la literatura y la cultura africanas con amor, humor e irrisión. Parodiando libremente una leyenda popular según la cual cada ser humano posee su doble animal, este relato nos brinda la historia de un asombroso puercoespín, que por encargo de su álter ego humano, llamado Kibandi, lleva a cabo una serie de asesinatos rocambolescos con la ayuda de sus temibles pinchos. ¡Ay de los aldeanos que se crucen en el camino de Kibandi, porque su amigo puercoespín está dispuesto a todo para satisfacer la locura sanguinaria de su «dueño»! Alain Mabanckou, transforma con brío y picardía los códigos narrativos de la fábula y renueva las formas tradicionales del cuento africano en un relato truculento y picaresco donde convergen el arte de la ironía y la elocuencia inventiva, rasgos que hacen de él una de las voces capitales de la literatura francófona actual. Memorias de Puercoespín ha sido galardonada en 2006 con el Premio Renaudot.

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