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Diop, David, 1966-

At night all blood is black / David Diop ; translated from the French by Anna Moschovakis. - 145 p. ; 22 cm

Originally published in French as: Frère d'âme. Paris : Éditions du Seuil, 2018. First published in English: New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2020. First published by Pushkin Press in 2020.

Alfa and Mademba are two of the many Senegalese soldiers fighting in the Great War. Together they climb dutifully out of their trenches to attack France's German enemies whenever the whistle blows, until Mademba is mortally wounded, and without his friend, his more-than-brother, Alfa is alone amidst the savagery of the trenches, far from all he knows and holds dear. He throws himself into combat with renewed vigour, but soon begins to scare even his own comrades in arms.



9781782275862 : (hbk.)


World War, 1914-1918--Campaigns--Western Front--Fiction.


France--History--1914-1940--Fiction

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