In the Company of Men
- Schrijfster: Véronique Tadjo (Ivoorkust)
- Soort boek: sociale roman, Ivoriaanse roman
- Origineel: En compagnie des hommes (2017)
- Uitgever: Other Press
- Verschijnt: 23 februari 2021
- Omvang: 176 pagina’s
- Uitgave: Paperback
Flaptekst van de roman van Véronique Tadjo
Drawing on real accounts of the Ebola outbreak that ravaged West Africa, this poignant fable reflects on both the strength and the fragility of life.
A deadly and incurable virus has put humanity on the edge of extinction. Speaks the mighty Baobab tree, first tree and the last, the mythical tree whose crown touches the heavens. Under his branches offering the world down below refreshing shade, men, women, children caught in the turmoil, fierce fighters for survival, will entrust their fight against the ravages of Ebola: here comes the doctor with an astronaut’s suit who, day after day, treats the patients under a tent; the midwife nurse whose gestures and cares bring back a little bit of humanity; the grave diggers who, facing the hecatomb, bury the bodies in the red soil; the villagers renouncing their ancestral customs in order to repel Ebola… Will Baobab’s light shine on humanity, illuminate darkness, and eventually soothe fear?