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The Resource Brotherhood, Mohamed Mbougar Sarr ; translated from the French by Alexia Trigo

Brotherhood, Mohamed Mbougar Sarr ; translated from the French by Alexia Trigo

Label
Brotherhood
Title
Brotherhood
Statement of responsibility
Mohamed Mbougar Sarr ; translated from the French by Alexia Trigo
Title variation
Brother hood
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
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 endeavour 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
Member of
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10971138
Cataloging source
NZAUC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1990-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mbougar Sarr, Mohamed
Dewey number
843/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ3989.3.M36714
LC item number
T4713 2021
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Trigo, Alexia
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Imaginary places
  • Fundamentalists
  • Dictatorship
  • Insurgency
Target audience
adult
Label
Brotherhood, Mohamed Mbougar Sarr ; translated from the French by Alexia Trigo
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Copyright © Presence Africaine, 2015... Original title: Terre ceinte"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
244 pages
Isbn
9781609456726
Lccn
2020478404
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1246362105
  • (OCoLC)1246362105
Label
Brotherhood, Mohamed Mbougar Sarr ; translated from the French by Alexia Trigo
Publication
Note
"Copyright © Presence Africaine, 2015... Original title: Terre ceinte"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
244 pages
Isbn
9781609456726
Lccn
2020478404
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1246362105
  • (OCoLC)1246362105

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