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David Diop

French academic and novelist David Diop will promote the English translation of his award-winning novel At Night All Blood Is Black, to be released by FSG on November 10, 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.


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.

Photo by Joel Saget


TO BOOK A VIRTUAL EVENT WITH THE AUTHOR

If you would like to invite this author to speak virtually at your university or bookstore, please email to Zélie Perpignaa.


PROGRAM

Rencontre virtuelle avec David Diop

Alliance française de Washington - Friday, October 23

David Diop parlera de son roman "Frère d'âme" où il rend hommage aux tirailleurs sénégalais pris dans la boucherie de la Grande Guerre.

About this Event

Rejoignez-nous le vendredi 23 octobre pour une expérience inédite : une rencontre virtuelle avec David Diop, l'écrivain franco-sénégalais, l'auteur de "Frère d'âme" pour lequel il a reçu le prix Goncourt des lycéens 2018. Le livre était traduit en anglais par Anna Moschovakis et il sortira en octobre 2020 sous le titre "At Night All Blood is Black."

Cet événement virtuel sera entièrement en français. 

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French Connexions Webinar Series: Discussion with French academic and novelist, David Diop

Washington University of Saint Louis - Friday, December 11

Friday, December 11 at 10 AM : Free webinar with French academic and novelist David Diop for a discussion on his book "Frère d'âme" (in French). Conversation with Lionel Cuillé, director of French Connexions, followed by a Q/A. Reservation: lcuille@wustl.edu

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 professor of 18 th century French and Francophone literature at the Université de Pau. In 2018, he won the prestigious Prix Goncourt des lycéens for his first novel. We encourage you to read the book in French in advance : https://www.seuil.com/ouvrage/frere-d-ame-david-diop/9782021398243

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