• Events
SEE ALL
Sep 30
Talk
Scholastique Mukasonga & Maaza Mengiste ONLINE EVENT Brookline Booksmith and City of Asylum Bookstore
Sep 30
Talk
Scholastique Mukasonga & Maaza Mengiste ONLINE EVENT Brookline Booksmith and City of Asylum Bookstore
Sep 30
Talk
Scholastique Mukasonga & Maaza Mengiste ONLINE EVENT Brookline Booksmith and City of Asylum Bookstore

David Diop

French academic and novelist David Diop will embark on a US tour from October 1 - 12, 2020, to promote the English translation of his award-winning novel At Night All Blood Is Black, to be released by FSG on October 6, 2020.


Born in Paris in 1966, David Diop spent most of his childhood in Senegal before returning to France for his studies. In 1998, he became a professor of literature at the Université de Pau et des pays de l'Adour. In 2018, he won the prestigious Prix Goncourt des lycéens for his first novel, At Night All Blood Is Black. He will be on tour in the US to promote the English translation of his novel from October 1 - 12, 2020.


About the Book: At Night All Blood Is Black

One fateful morning of World War I, Captain Armand orders an attack on the German enemy. The soldiers rush forward. Among the ranks are Seneganese riflement Alfa Ndiaye and Mademba Diop, two of the many men who fought under the French flag. Shortly after springing from the trench, Mademba falls, fatally wounded in front of his lifelong friend, Alfa, practically his brother. Alfa finds himself alone in the madness of the great massacre with no sense of purpose. Detached from everything, including himself, he spreads violence, sowing terror to the point of frightening his comrades. His evacuation to the rear is the prelude to a remembrance of his past in Africa, a whole world lost and resurrected, whose convocation is the ultimate and splendid resistance to the first butchery of the modern era.


TO BOOK AN EVENT WITH THE AUTHOR

Note that we have limited funding available for our tours. Please let us know if you would be able to arrange for domestic travel to/from the event. If you would like to invite this author to speak at your university or bookstore, please fill out the application form and email it to Soline Bouchacourt.

Photo by Joel Saget

AUTHORS ON TOUR