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The Resource Beasts of no nation : a novel, Uzodinma Iweala

Beasts of no nation : a novel, Uzodinma Iweala

Label
Beasts of no nation : a novel
Title
Beasts of no nation
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Uzodinma Iweala
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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, 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 spins further downward into inexplicable brutality, primal fear, and loss of selfhood. His relationship with his commander deepens even as it darkens, and his camaraderie with a fellow soldier lends a deceptive sense of normalcy to his experience. In a powerful, strikingly original voice that vividly captures Agu's youth and confusion, Uzodinma Iweala has produced a harrowing, deeply affecting novel. Both a searing take on coming-of-age and a vivid document of the dark face of war, Beasts of No Nation announces the arrival of an extraordinary new writer
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Iweala, Uzodinma
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Child soldiers
  • Africa
Label
Beasts of no nation : a novel, Uzodinma Iweala
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
58478640
Dimensions
19 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
xii, 142 pages
Isbn
9780719567520
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2005043343
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780060798673
Label
Beasts of no nation : a novel, Uzodinma Iweala
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
58478640
Dimensions
19 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
xii, 142 pages
Isbn
9780719567520
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2005043343
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780060798673

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