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Beasts of No Nation By Uzodinma Iweala

Beasts of No Nation by Uzodinma Iweala

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A stunning novel about a child-soldier in Africa that introduces a brilliant young writer and will be much discussed.

Beasts of No Nation Summary

Beasts of No Nation by Uzodinma Iweala

Agu is just a boy when war arrives at his village. His mother and sister are rescued by the UN, while he and his father remain to fight the rebels. 'Run!' shouts his father when the rebels arrive. And Agu does run. Straight into the rebels' path. In a vivid, sparkling voice, Agu tells the story of what happens to him next. His story is shocking and painful, and completely unforgettable. BEASTS OF NO NATION gives us an extraordinary portrait of the chaos and violence of war. Unlike anything else we have read this year, it is a gripping and remarkable debut.

Beasts of No Nation Reviews

' This is a work of visceral urgency and power: it heralds the arrival of a major talent' -- Amitav Ghosh 20050401 'So scorched by loss and anger that it's hard to hold and so gripping in its sheer hopeless lifeforce that it's hard to put down.' -- Ali Smith, Guardian 20050903 'The power of his material and its hideous relevance rolls all before it ... This book about children that is in no sense a children's book deserves to be read' -- Independent 20050819 'This is an extraordinary book ! horrifying expose ! vivid ! It casts a powerful, if gruesome spell' -- Sunday Telegraph 20050918 'Iweala makes a compelling story from experience which in its nature defies articulation ! Uzodinma Iweala's is a confident and promising new voice' -- Times Literary Supplement 20050923 'Gives a name, a voice and a heart to one of Africa's innumerable child soldiers ! This is urgent writing, starkly unsentimental and convincing' -- Observer 20050828 'His riveting revelations! make this a truly shocking and unforgettable book.' -- Waterstone's Books Quarterly 20060501 'First-time novelist Uzodinma Iweala has made a virtue of simplicity and, in beautifully unadorned language, has captured the universal tragedy of war and its victims.' -- Telegraph/Seven, Sally Cousins 20060611 'Linguistically ingenious, Beasts of No Nation is a remarkable debut, a hugely resonant discourse on an uncomfortable subject.' -- Observer, Helen Zaltzman 20060611 'This sad, unforgettable novel is a fitting testament to the countless Agus who continue to kill and be killed across that most tragic of continents.' -- Daily Telegraph, David Isaacson 20060610 'A chilling work of fiction that has visceral impact.' -- Guardian/The Guide 20060610 'Compelling ... perturbing, painful and powerful' -- Irish Independent 20050910 'A stunningly mature debut' -- Big Issue 20051029 'Compelling, haunting and refreshing' -- The Review 20051106 'Stream-like sentences that convey irrestible, rushing activitiy ... Iweala's powerful debut recalls Saro-Wiwa's first-person masterpiece of a soldier-boy' -- The Times 20051106 'A searing first novel' -- Independent 20051106 'Beasts of No Nation is written with the authority of someone who knows what they're talking about' -- London Review of Books 20051006 'A simple and brutal account of war ! Beasts of No Nation is a raw, compelling first novel' -- Literary Review 20050901

About Uzodinma Iweala

Uzo Iweala is 22 years old. He is a Nigerian born in the United States and a recent Harvard graduate. He currently lives in Nigeria where he works with refugees.

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Beasts of No Nation by Uzodinma Iweala
Used - Very Good
John Murray Press
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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