In conversation with author David Diop

Online event

Organised on the occasion of the translation of his book ‘Frère d’âme’ by Anna Moschovakis (‘At Night all Blood is Black’, 2020, Pushkin Press)
With David Diop and Anna Moschovakis.
The discussion will be chaired by Catriona Seth (All Souls)

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 wounded, and dies in a shell hole with his belly torn open.
Without his more-than-brother, Alfa is alone and lost amidst the savagery of the conflict. He devotes himself to the war, to violence and death, but soon begins to frighten even his own comrades in arms. How far will Alfa go to make amends to his dead friend?