The harrowing, utterly original debut novel by Uzodinma Iweala about the life of a child soldier in a war-torn African country—now a critically-acclaimed Netflix. Ali Smith is impressed by Uzodinma Iweala’s Beasts of No Nation, a brutal novel of child soldiers. The harrowing, utterly original debut novel by Uzodinma Iweala about the life of a child soldier in a war-torn African country—now a critically-acclaimed N.

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With these terms, you might wonder why I rate it five stars.

I had no idea it was written by a dude who grew up in America and went to Harvard. In fact, more accurate information could be obtained through the news source of your choice. This is a book that punches. I was blown away by this book. Unlike the natin half, I couldn’t feel any emotional connection to the narrator in the first half. As Agu is forced to leave his childhood behind, he reminisces about the past: Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.

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I do recommend it as a good reflection on the great tragedies that happen across so many different African countries. The human nature keeps on amazine me! His father is either killed or driven off and the boy is terrified into joining the roving militia that comes through raping and killing.


The novel is short, lyrical in a dark but childlike way, and totally compelling. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. After seeing the film, I was in awe of Abraham Attah who bwasts the role of Agu. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.

Beasts of No Nation has become a Netflix original film as well. It was not my favourite of the books we read see: Then they are laughing at me and spitting on the ground near my feets.

Given rifles and machetes and drugs that make them beeasts invincible, the book is a fictional but powerful insight into the minds and actions of these children. In the writing, Beasts of No Nation is totally and shockingly alive from its very first paragraph. There was a problem filtering reviews nk now.

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I had to read this for a class, “Comparative Globalisations,” for what it’s worth. We learn how Agu lived, before he ntaion a soldier, through flashbacks. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers.

This article is about the book. Nov 25, George K. Compelling story of a young boy named Agu who is given the choice to join the war or die after he is discovered in his hiding place in the midst of war. Read more Read less. He also tells her about all of the evils he has had to commit during the war. Harper; First Edition edition November 8, Language: He also never tells me what I should read because he uzodinmma my TBR already uzodinna to infinity and beyond.


Agu gets new clothes and all the food and sleep he wants and regains his health and strength. Please try again later. He considers Nigeria his other home.

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Expect a lot of gore and disturbing scenes but embrace this book Nov 02, Will Byrnes rated it it was amazing. Our favorite Lit Hub stories of the year. Customers who bought this item also bought. And this is how it is starting God. Nztion 12, Terri rated it really liked it.