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Song for night, Chris Abani

Label
Song for night
Title
Song for night
Statement of responsibility
Chris Abani
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Part 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. This book is unlike anything else ever written about an African war."--Provided by publisher
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Abani, Christopher
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Mute persons
  • Child soldiers
  • Children and war
  • Africa, West
Target audience
general
Label
Song for night, Chris Abani
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000042900811
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
144 p.
Isbn
9781921372094
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Label
Song for night, Chris Abani
Publication
Control code
000042900811
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
144 p.
Isbn
9781921372094
Isbn Type
(pbk.)

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