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Thomas Jones: Uzodinma Iweala’s ‘Beasts of No Nation’, 6 October 2005

Beasts of No Nation 
by Uzodinma Iweala.
Murray, 180 pp., £12.99, August 2005, 0 7195 6752 1
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... more like characters familiar from other stories. Agu, the narrator of Beasts of No Nation, Uzodinma Iweala’s short, intense and ambitious first novel, is a rebel soldier in a civil war in an anonymous African country. He has no sense of the cause he is fighting for, or even who his leaders are, beyond his immediate superiors, men he knows only ...

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