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Beasts of no nation : a novel, Uzodinma Iweala

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Beasts of no nation : a novel
Title
Beasts of no nation
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Uzodinma Iweala
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Language
eng
Summary
In this stunning debut novel, Agu, a young boy in an unnamed West African nation, is recruited into a unit of guerrilla fighters as civil war engulfs his country. Haunted by his father's own death at the hands of militants, which he fled just before witnessing, Agu is vulnerable to the dangerous yet paternal nature of his new commander. While the war rages on, Agu becomes increasingly divorced from the life he had known before the conflict started -- a life of school friends, church services, and time with his family still intact. As he vividly recalls these sunnier times, his daily reality spins further downward into inexplicable brutality, primal fear, and loss of selfhood. His relationship with his commander deepens even as it darkens, and his camaraderie with a fellow soldier lends a deceptive sense of normalcy to his experience. In a powerful, strikingly original voice that vividly captures Agu's youth and confusion, Uzodinma Iweala has produced a harrowing, deeply affecting novel. Both a searing take on coming-of-age and a vivid document of the dark face of war, Beasts of No Nation announces the arrival of an extraordinary new writer
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3609.W43
LC item number
B43 2005
Literary form
fiction
Beasts of no nation : a novel, Uzodinma Iweala
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Dimensions
20 cm.
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Edition
1st ed.
Extent
142 p.
Isbn
9780060798673
Lccn
2005043343
System control number
1191261

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