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Beasts of No Nation
Uzodinma Iweala

Classification : General & Literary Fiction
Pub Date : Jan 01, 2007
Imprint : John Murray
Page Extent : 192
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9780719567537
Price : 520

About the book
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. It is a gripping and remarkable debut
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A simple and brutal account of war ... Beasts of No Nation is a raw, compelling first novel'
Beasts of No Nation is written with the authority of someone who knows what they're talking about'
A searing first novel'
Stream-like sentences that convey irrestible, rushing activitiy ... Iweala's powerful debut recalls Saro-Wiwa's first-person masterpiece of a soldier-boy'
Compelling, haunting and refreshing'
A stunningly mature debut'
Compelling ... perturbing, painful and powerful'
 'A chilling work of fiction that has visceral impact.'
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.'
 'Linguistically ingenious, Beasts of No Nation is a remarkable debut, a hugely resonant discourse on an uncomfortable subject.'
 '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.'
His riveting revelations... make this a truly shocking and unforgettable book.'
Gives a name, a voice and a heart to one of Africa's innumerable child soldiers ... This is urgent writing, starkly unsentimental and convincing'
Iweala makes a compelling story from experience which in its nature defies articulation ... Uzodinma Iweala's is a confident and promising new voice'
This is an extraordinary book ... horrifying expose ... vivid ... It casts a powerful, if gruesome spell'
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'
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.'
 This is a work of visceral urgency and power: it heralds the arrival of a major talent
     
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.