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Homme et animal, une complicité comme signifie du sacre

Coulibaly Moussa
Lettres Modernes
Université de Cocody-Abidjan


Abstract:Alain Mabanckou’s Mémoires de porc-épic is a symbolic work with a textual universe unveiling worlds and universes through an animal, the Porcupine. The reflection conducted about the novel is to point out that an animal related system of symbols based on the African collective imagination is encompassing the Porcupine as an extraordinary character. Both human and animal, visible and invisible worlds are symbolized by the animal. When related to human being, it becomes an evil-oriented tool.

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