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Beasts of No Nation

By Uzodinma Iweala

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| Paperback | 9780719567537

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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 Continue

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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    I think this book is overrated but it's still a good one. I guess I expected too much from a "so many book of the year awards" book. This is the hard and brutal story of a child soldier in some African country. If you thought "The Road" was hard, wai ...(continue)

    I think this book is overrated but it's still a good one. I guess I expected too much from a "so many book of the year awards" book. This is the hard and brutal story of a child soldier in some African country. If you thought "The Road" was hard, wait 'til you read this one...

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Book Details

  • Rating:
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  • English Books
  • Paperback 192 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 071956753X
  • ISBN-13: 9780719567537
  • Publisher: John Murray
  • Publish date: 2006-01-01
  • Dimensions: 64 mm x 838 mm x 1,289 mm
  • Also available as: Hardcover , Others
  • In other languages: other languages Suomenkielisiä kirjoja
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