David Diop’s dazzling tale of a Senegalese rifleman in World War One who descends into madness after the death of a childhood friend -- an extraordinary blend of oral storytelling traditions and hypnotic prose, conveying the brutality of the trenches.
Frère d'âme was awarded the International Booker Prize 2021, Le Prix Goncourt des Lycéens 2018 and Los Angeles Times Book Prize for fiction.
‘[Frère d'âme] is an extraordinary piece of narrative, very powerful, very compelling.’ International Booker Prize chair of judges, the historian Lucy Hughes-Hallett
‘Avec son style oral, naïf, ses expressions répétées comme un mantra, le roman de Diop envoûte plus sûrement qu'un classique roman sur la guerre.’ Le Figaro Littéraire
'A particularly pertinent reflection on the evils of war, as well as a profound exploration of the human soul' -- J.M. Le Clézio, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature.
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