Beasts Of No Nation

As civil war rages in an unnamed West-African nation, Agu, the school-aged protagonist of this stunning debut novel, is recruited into a unit of guerilla fighters. 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 continues to spin further downward into inexplicable brutality, primal fear, and loss of selfhood. In a powerful, strikingly original voice, Uzodinma Iweala leads the reader through the random travels, betrayals, and violence that mark Agu's new community. Electrifying and engrossing, Beasts of No Nation announces the arrival of an extraordinary new writer. *This book may have a remainder mark*

Product Overview
ISBN 9780062420114
Categories BUY8, BX, Classics and Literary, Fiction, Literary Fiction
Author(s) Uzodinma Iweala
Publisher Harper Perennial
Pages 142
Format Paperback
Dimensions 13.4cm x 1.0cm x 20.3cm
Weight 0.14 kg
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