By acclaimed Sudanese author Emir Tag Elsir, Ebola '76 follows the story of Louis, a simple blue-collar worker who unwittingly transports a deadly disease back to his home country, with disastrous consequences for his family, friends and colleagues alike. In a series of bizarre and comical human encounters, the disease takes a firm hold of the city of Anzara. Blind guitar players, comely barbers, tyrannical factory owners and spurned wives all soon find themselves desperately fighting for their lives in the Time of Ebola . Among the vel's most unusual characters is Ebola itself, a strikingly dark and sinister presence that haunts the pages of this fast-paced, tragicomic satire. Cackling with glee, hovering in drops of spittle, and gliding slyly from body to body, Ebola represents one of the most evil and unpredictable of villains.
Born in the north of Sudan in 1960, acclaimed author Amir Tag Elsir divides his time between his prolific literary career and his busy physician's clinic. He has published ten novels, two biographies and several collections of poetry, and was short-listed for the 2011 Arab Booker Prize for his novel Hunter of the Chrysalises and long-listed in 2014 for 366. His works have been translated into numerous different languages, including English, French and Italian.