Uzodinma Iweala

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book.jpgBeasts of No Nation

(Harper Collins)

 

Forcing himself to inhabit the terrifying heart of amorality and violence, Uzodinma Iweala has created the first-person voice of a child-soldier. Here, he speaks of how, with inspiration from Rimbaud and Fela Kuti, and guidance from Jamaica Kincaid, he arrived at the disturbing poetry of this powerful first novel.

Read an excerpt from Beasts of No Nation.

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Michael Silverblatt