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Author:
Mbougar Sarr, Mohamed, 1990- author.
Title:
Brotherhood / Mohamed Mbougar Sarr ; translated from the French by Alexia Trigo.
Publisher:
Europa Editions,
Copyright Date:
2021
Description:
244 pages ; 21 cm
Subject:
Imaginary places--Africa--Fiction.
Fundamentalists--Africa--Fiction.
Dictatorship--Fiction.
Insurgency--Fiction.
Epistolary fiction.
Other Authors:
Trigo, Alexia, translator.
Other Titles:
Terre ceinte. English
Notes:
"Copyright © Presence Africaine, 2015... Original title: Terre ceinte"--Title page verso.
Summary:
"A novel about cowardice and courage in the face of repression, from a powerful new voice of French-African literature. The imaginary country of Sumal is a happy place, until, that is, it's taken hostage by a fundamentalist jihadist organization called The Brotherhood. The populace quickly becomes locked in a climate of violence, falling under the control of the militias as they impose silence, terror and the most rigid moral laws. Prohibitions and public executions become the norm, while a handful of intellectuals try to oppose the new order by publishing an underground newspaper. Repression on the part of the Islamic police is swift and ruthless, and it sows doubt in the minds of the activists: how can their endeavor be good, if it causes detention, torture, and worse, to those who read it? But there is no climate of terror that can stop love from blossoming, and so it does, powerfully, among two members of the secret resistance group, as love and death tangle together. This, and the wider story, are narrated through letters exchanged by the young couple's grieving mothers."--Provided by publisher.
ISBN:
1787702847
9781787702844
1609456726
9781609456726
OCLC:
(OCoLC)1246362105
Locations:
BOPG851 -- Ames Public Library (Ames)
GBPF771 -- Ankeny Kirkendall Public Library (Ankeny)
TYPH572 -- Cedar Rapids Public Library (Cedar Rapids)
TDPH826 -- Davenport Public Library (Davenport)
BAPH771 -- Des Moines Public Library (Des Moines)
ETPD745 -- Emmetsburg Public Library (Emmetsburg)
OVUX522 -- University of Iowa Libraries (Iowa City)
CAPH522 -- Iowa City Public Library (Iowa City)
WHPE115 -- Storm Lake Public Library (Storm Lake)

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