Song for Night
By (author) Chris Abani
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Song for Night by Chris Abani
Book DescriptionPart Inferno and part Paradise Lost, Song for Night is the story of a West African boy soldier's lyrical, terrifying, yet beautiful journey through the nightmare landscape of a brutal war in search of his lost platoon. The reader is led by the voiceless protagonist who, as part of a landmine-clearing platoon, had his vocal chords cut - a move to keep these children from screaming when blown up, and thereby distracting the other minesweepers. The book is written in a ghostly voice, with each chapter headed by a line of the unique sign language these children have invented. The book is unlike anything else ever written about an African war.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781921372094
(198mm x 128mm x 12mm)
Imprint: Scribe Publications
Publisher: Scribe Publications
Publish Date: 4-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: Australia
Books By Author Chris Abani
Song for Night, Paperback (April 2016)
Trained as a human mine detector, My Luck, a boy soldier in West Africa witnesses and takes part in unspeakable brutality. At 12 his vocal cords are cut to prevent him from screaming and giving away his platoon's presence, should he be blown up.
Eight New-Generation African Poets, Paperback / softback (April 2015)View all books by Chris Abani
This nine-piece box set, an African Poetry Book Fund (APBF) project, features the work of eight African poets.
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