SFU History Reads is a Public Book Club that discusses timely works of historical interest to bring the study of history to the community.
This year, we will be reading the award-winning At Night All Blood is Black (MacMillian, 2020), by novelist and historian David Diop, and, along with our panel of experts and scholars, examining the book in its historical context.
About At Night All Blood is Black:
"Harrowing . . . [At Night All Blood Is Black] confronts the historical image of Black soldiers by stretching barbarism to its ironic limits . . . What seems most pointed in Diop’s novel is its exploration of what it meant for West African men to fight side by side, and to grieve one another." —Emmanuel Iduma, The New York Review of Books
"So incantatory and visceral I don’t think I’ll ever forget it." —Ali Smith, The Guardian | Best Books of 2020