Memoirs of a Porcupine. Alain Mabanckou
Publish date: May 1st 2011
Publisher: Serpent's Tail
Edition language: English
The idea of listening to a porcupine's confessions to a baobab is amusing and light-hearted but his story raises the most serious cultural and ethical issues. I'm reminded of nothing so much as Hannah Arendt's Banality of Evil, with digressions on the relationship between evil, power and the possibi...