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FIRST CHAPTER | ‘Stay away from your children’ – Véronique Tadjo’s poignant account of when Ebola hit West Africa

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In The Company of Men: The Ebola Tales by Veronique Tadjo.
In The Company of Men: The Ebola Tales by Veronique Tadjo.

BOOK: In The Company of Men: The Ebola Tales by Veronique Tadjo

The newly translated novel by Véronique Tadjo, In the Company of Men: The Ebola Tales (Jacana), is a series of moving snapshots based on real events that illustrate the terrible effect of Ebola through the eyes of those affected: the doctor who tirelessly treats patients day after day; the student who volunteers to work as a gravedigger because graveyards are overwhelmed by the sheer number of bodies; the grandmother who agrees to take in an orphaned boy cast out of his village for fear of infection … and, watching over them all, is the ancient and wise baobab. In the Company of Men is translated From the French by the author in collaboration with John Cullen. Tadjo was born in Paris and grew up in Abidjan. She has lived in Nigeria and in South Africa, where she taught francophone studies, and has written several books.

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