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Beasts of No Nation

ISBN-10: 0060798688
ISBN-13: 9780060798680
Edition: N/A
Authors: Uzodinma Iweala
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Description: 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, Agu is vulnerable to the  More...

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Book details

List price: $13.99
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 8/15/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 4.75" wide x 7.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.330
Language: English

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, 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. In a powerful, strikingly original voice that vividly captures Agu's youth and confusion, Uzodinma Iweala has produced a harrowing, inventive, and deeply affecting novel.

Uzodinma Iweala is the author of Beasts of No Nation , which won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, the New York Public Library Young Lions Award, and the Sue Kaufman Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In 2007 he was selected as one of Granta 's Best Young American Novelists. A graduate of Harvard University and the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, he lives in New York City and Abuja, Nigeria.

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