Song for Night
By (author) Chris Abani
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Song for Night by Chris Abani
Book DescriptionSong for Night is the story of a West African boy soldier's terrifying yet beautiful journey through the nightmare landscape of a brutal war in search of his lost platoon. The protagonist is voiceless - cutting child mine-clearers' throats being a standard proceedure to stop them screaming when blown up and distracting other minesweepers. 'Chris Abani might be the most courageous writer working right now.' - Dave Eggers
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781933354316
(228mm x 152mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Akashic Books,U.S.
Publisher: Akashic Books,U.S.
Publish Date: 3-Apr-2008
Country of Publication: United States
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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Author Biography - Chris Abani
Chris Abani, curator of Akashic's Black Goat poetry imprint, is a Nigerian poet and novelist and the author of Song for Night, The Virgin of Flames, Becoming Abigail, and GraceLand (a selection of the Today Show Book Club; winner of the 2005 PEN/Hemingway Prize and the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award).
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