Set between 1863 and 1867, the French emperor, Napoleon III, makes an agreement with Khedive Said of Egypt to transport hundreds of black slave fighters to Mexico. The novel follows the adventures of Al-Aasi, a black slave who defies the slave traders and becomes a leader of a group of the slaves. Nominated for the International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF) 2016.
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|Author||Muhammad al-Munsi Qandil|
|Native Title||كتيبة سوداء|
|Native Author Name||محمد المنسي قنديل|