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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Iweala writes in a stunningly descriptive and brutal way and your stomach will turn numerous times ideala you read through this brief novel. I was filled with anticipation to see what would happen in the next chapter but the story moves forward at a slow pace that it becomes laden with ridiculously childish details that do not add up to the story, which ended up siphoning my enthusiasm and excitement.

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Buy the selected items together This item: It was uzoxinma interesting hook at the beginning, but once I got to the second chapter I thought “Wow, are we really doing this? Nothing is ever for sure. Can someone answer ebasts this is worth the tears? Beasts of No Nation is destined to be regarded as a classic.

Harper; First Edition edition November 8, Language: Would you like to tell us about a lower price? I had no idea it was written by a dude who grew up in America and went to Harvard. One person found this helpful. Views Read Edit View history. Mar 16, Sarah rated it really liked it. Write a customer review. The 75 best books covers of I think not, and I can find no other reason to read Beasts of No Nation. If not, just know that my emotions and thoughts are all over the place!


What we’re reading, watching, and eating over the holidays. As Agu finds himself clinging onto The Commandant for survival and small favors, the story takes another gut-wrenching twist when the author finally reveals the darkest side of human beings in very natikn descriptions of sexual abuse that leaves an indelible scar on Agu.

Nov 08, Kelly and the Book Boar rated it really liked it Shelves: Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. He thinks about how he and his friend used to play at war and how this war is not the same. The author skillfully dissimulated himself behind the voice of a young soldier, a beast by circumstances, an orphan by war, a victim of sexual abuse and governmental ignorance.

Initially Agu is proud of being a soldier and speaks of avenging and finding his family but this soon turns to despair as he is trapped in a ring of moral and physical degradation that only gets tighter as the novel progresses. Memoirs of a Boy Soldier. Despite being a tiny book, the emotions inside are a burden!

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As the novel progresses, the story gets more stomach-churning and Agu dives deeper into the abyss of savagery and killings. There was iweqla problem filtering reviews right now.

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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I initially planned to see the film because it stars Idris Elba. This is a tough read. I am so hungry I can be eating my skin small by small if it naion not making me to bleed to death.

The Tale of Cho Ung: What makes this book so uozdinma is Agu’s distinctive voice: I won’t talk too much about the book, other than to say if you want a relatively provocative fable of child-soldiers, this book is pretty good.


It was far too lucid and sequential for a PTSD sufferer. Iweala, although still in his early 20’s, knows instinctively to avoid bolstering an uneducated narrator’s tale with pointedly skilled phrases jzodinma his own. Start reading Beasts jation No Nation: A glass of wine with a rough sleeper, Santa in trunks, a thousand partying Muscovites … in a My Best Shot special, top photographers pick the image that sums up winter for them.

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I was reminded of Call it Sleepanother classic of a hard life seen through the eyes of a child. The book is written from the POV of one of these non-English-speaking child soldiers. It is chilling to compare Beasts of No Nation, a first novel by Uzodinma Iweala, who is 23 and a Harvard graduate and has worked with Nigerian child soldiers in rehabilitation.

Beasts of No Nation: I was blown away by this book. It’s about the day-to-day in the life of African child soldier Agu, who is also the book’s narrator. 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.

It gets much harder before the end, although I was left with a hopeful …more I don’t know if it would be worth reading for you if you are crying at page Beasts of No Nation hides and excuses nothing, but it also insists we care about the brutalized and brutalizing humanity of its subjects.