At Night All Blood Is Black
*WINER OF THE 2021 INTERNATIONAL BOKER PRIZE*
*A BARACK OBAMA SUMER READING LIST SELECTION*
Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for fiction
Astonishingly good. --Lily Meyer, NPR
So incantatory and visceral I don't think I'll ever forget it. --Ali Smith, The Guardian Best Books of 2020
Selected by students across France to win the Prix Goncourt des Lyc ens, David Diop's English-language, historical fiction debut At Night All Blood is Black is a powerful, hypnotic, and dark novel (Livres Hebdo) of terror and transformation in the trenches of the First World War. Alfa Ndiaye is a Senegalese man who, never before having left his village, finds himself fighting as a so-called Chocolat soldier with the French army during World War I. When his friend Mademba Diop, in the same regiment, is seriously 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 as he comes to see this refusal as a cruel moment of Read More chevron_right
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