Beasts Of No Nation

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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.



Author: Uzodinma Iweala
ISBN: 9780719564468
Country: Nigeria
Publisher: John Murray Publishers Ltd
Size (mm): 134 x 196 x 13
Pages: 192
Format: Paperback
Colour: Black & White
Weight 136 grams
Language: English
Publication Date: 08 Oct 2015


Uzodinma Iweala (born November 5, 1982) is an author and physician who hails from Nigeria. His debut novel, Beasts of No Nation, is a formation of his thesis work (in creative writing) at Harvard. It depicts a child soldier in an unnamed African country. The book, published in 2005 and adapted as an award-winning film in 2015 starring Idris Elba, was mentioned by Time Magazine, The New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, The Times, and Rolling Stone.

In 2006, he won the New York Public Library’s Young Lions Fiction Award. In 2007, he was named as one of Granta magazine’s 20 best young American novelists.

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