Brotherhood

Brotherhood

Mohamed Mbougar Sarr

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Description

TARGET READERSHIP

  • Literary Fiction
  • African Fiction
  • Philosophical Fiction
  • Readers of The Queue by Basma Abdel-Aziz (Melville House, 2016), The Death of Comrade President by Alain Mabanckou (The New Press, 2020), 2084 by Boualem Sansal (Europa)

KEY SELLING POINTS

  • Setting: Fictional city of Kalep in an unnamed African country
  • Award-winning debut author from Senegal
  • Debut for author and translator, who won the French Voices Grand Prize together for this book
  • Timely story of totalitarianism and revolt
  • A tale about the power of writing, the importance of free thought and freedom of expression
  • Strong female characters, including grieving mothers


Author

Mohamed Mbougar Sarr:

Mohamed Mbougar Sarr was born in Dakar in 1990. He studied literature and philosophy at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris. Brotherhood, his first novel, won the Grand Prix du Roman Métis, the Prix Ahmadou Kourouma, and the French Voices Grand Prize, in Alexia Trigo’s translation. He was named Chevalier of the National Order of Merit by the president of Senegal.

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