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Song for Night
Author: Chris Abani

Product Details:
ISBN: 9781921372094
Format: Paperback
Pages: 160
Dims: x
Pub Date: 04-08-08
Pub Country: Australia
Condition: NEW

Description:
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. The book is unlike anything else ever written about an African war.

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