Two boys venture from their village to hunt in a nearby forest, where they shoot down bats with glee, and cook their prey over an open fire. Within a month, they are dead, bodies ravaged by an insidious disease that neither the local healer's potions nor the medical team's treatments could cure. Compounding the family's grief, experts warn against touching the sick. But this caution comes too late: the virus spreads rapidly, and the boys' father is barely able to send his eldest daughter away for a chance at survival.
Publisher: HopeRoad Publishing Ltd
Number of pages: 235
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm
A powerful poetic ode to life in a country of ancient customs, ravaged by death..A magnificent and essential text' Le Figaro;'A powerful poetic ode to life in a country of ancient customs, ravaged by death. A magnificent and essential text' Le Figaro; '[Tadjo] intertwines facts, well-known songs, legends, poems, fictionalized testimonials, and documentary prose in the stirring orality of this novel to give voice to the humanitarian disaster.Realistic, painterly and poetic, the impeccably structured polyvocal novel registers the urgency, despair, commitment, dedication and solidarity that Ebola provokes and leaves one shivering' World Literature Today