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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
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"[T]he unforgettable story of the life of a child soldier in a war-torn African country. 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." --Amazon.com
Summary
Young Agu is asleep in a one-room shack when he hears them breaking through the door. Dragged out in the muddy, rain-soaked road, he lies prone before a shabby band of guerilla soldiers. Their leader, the imposing Commandant, will decide Agu's fate. In lieu of a swift execution, he is coerced to join their rebel army wher he finds a paternal figure in the Commandant. As he participates in a series of savage compaigns, he must face the sickening reality of his own dehumanization
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Los Angeles Times Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction, 2005.
  • ALA Notable Book, 2006.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2006
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
137343
Cataloging source
CCE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Iweala, Uzodinma
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
1140
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Child soldiers
  • Africa
  • Child soldiers
  • Africa
Target audience
adult
Label
Beasts of no nation : a novel, Uzodinma Iweala
Instantiates
Publication
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
ocn925275469
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xii, 142, 14 pages
Isbn
9780062420114
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)925275469
Label
Beasts of no nation : a novel, Uzodinma Iweala
Publication
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
ocn925275469
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xii, 142, 14 pages
Isbn
9780062420114
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)925275469

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