At night all blood is black / David Diop ; translated from the French by Anna Moschovakis.

By: Diop, David, 1966- [author.]Contributor(s): Moschovakis, Anna [translator.]Material type: TextTextLanguage: English Original language: French Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2020Copyright date: ©2020Edition: First American editionDescription: 145 pages ; 20 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780374266974; 0374266972Uniform titles: Frère d'âme. English Subject(s): Soldiers, Black -- Fiction | Soldiers -- Fiction | Mutilation -- Fiction | World War, 1914-1918 -- FictionGenre/Form: Historical fiction. | War stories. | Historical fiction. | War fiction. | Psychological fiction. | Senegalese fiction (French) -- Translations into English.DDC classification: 843/.914 LOC classification: PQ3989.2.D563 | F7413 2020Summary: "A 'Chocolat' soldier with the French army during World War I, Senegalese Alfa Ndiaye's friend Mademba Diop is in the same regiment. Injured in battle, Diop begs Alfa to kill him and spare him the pain of a long and agonizing death in No Man's Land. Unable to commit this mercy killing, madness creeps into Alfa's mind. He sees this refusal as cowardice. To avenge the death of his friend and find forgiveness for himself, every night Alfa sneaks across enemy lines to find and murder a blue-eyed German soldier, returning with the German's severed hand. As rumors circulate that Alfa is a soul-eater, how far will he go to make amends to his dead friend?"--Provided by publisher.
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"Originally published in French in 2018 by Éditions du Seuil, France, as Frère d'âme"--Title page verso.

"A 'Chocolat' soldier with the French army during World War I, Senegalese Alfa Ndiaye's friend Mademba Diop is in the same regiment. Injured in battle, Diop begs Alfa to kill him and spare him the pain of a long and agonizing death in No Man's Land. Unable to commit this mercy killing, madness creeps into Alfa's mind. He sees this refusal as cowardice. To avenge the death of his friend and find forgiveness for himself, every night Alfa sneaks across enemy lines to find and murder a blue-eyed German soldier, returning with the German's severed hand. As rumors circulate that Alfa is a soul-eater, how far will he go to make amends to his dead friend?"--Provided by publisher.

In English. Translated from the French.

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