Beasts of No Nation

Beasts of No Nation

A hardcover edition of this book was published in 2005 by HarperCollins Publishers. P.S.TM is a trademark of HarperCollins Publishers. beasts of no nation. Copyright © 2005 by Uzodinma Iweala. All rights reserved.

Author: Uzodinma Iweala

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061844546

Category: Fiction

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“Remarkable. . . . Iweala never wavers from a gripping, pulsing narrative voice. . . . He captures the horror of ethnic violence in all its brutality and the vulnerability of youth in all its innocence.” —Entertainment Weekly (A) The harrowing, utterly original debut novel by Uzodinma Iweala about the life of a child soldier in a war-torn African country As civil war rages in an unnamed West-African nation, Agu, the school-aged protagonist of this stunning novel, is recruited into a unit of guerilla fighters. Haunted by his father’s own death at the hands of militants, which he fled just before witnessing, Agu is vulnerable to the dangerous yet paternal nature of his new commander. While the war rages on, Agu becomes increasingly divorced from the life he had known before the conflict started—a life of school friends, church services, and time with his family, still intact. As he vividly recalls these sunnier times, his daily reality continues to spin further downward into inexplicable brutality, primal fear, and loss of selfhood. In a powerful, strikingly original voice, Uzodinma Iweala leads the reader through the random travels, betrayals, and violence that mark Agu’s new community. Electrifying and engrossing, Beasts of No Nation announces the arrival of an extraordinary writer.
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Vulnerability and Security in Human Rights Literature and Visual Culture

Vulnerability and Security in Human Rights Literature and Visual Culture

Iweala, “P.S.: Writing Beasts of No Nation,” Beasts of No Nation, 1. ... African Child Soldier Narratives,” Allison Mackey finds more ambiguity in the novel's conclusion, particularly in Agu's reluctance to share his story with Amy and ...

Author: Alexandra Schultheis Moore

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317507307

Category: Literary Criticism

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This book responds to the failures of human rights—the way its institutions and norms reproduce geopolitical imbalances and social exclusions—through an analysis of how literary and visual culture can make visible human rights claims that are foreclosed in official discourses. Moore draws on theories of vulnerability, precarity, and dispossession to argue for the necessity of recognizing the embodied and material contexts of human rights subjects. At the same time, she demonstrates how these theories run the risk of reproducing the structural imbalances that lie at the core of critiques of human rights. Pairing conventional human rights genres—legal instruments, human rights reports, reportage, and humanitarian campaigns—with literary and visual culture, Moore develops a transnational feminist reading praxis of five sites of rights and their violation over the past fifty years: UN human rights instruments and child soldiers in Nigerian literature; human rights reporting and novels that address state-sponsored ethnocide in Zimbabwe; the international humanitarian campaigns and disaster capitalism in fiction of Bhopal, India; the work of Médecins Sans Frontières in the Sahel, Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Burma as represented in various media campaigns and in photo/graphic narratives; and, finally, the human rights campaigns, fiction, and film that have brought Indonesia’s history of anti-leftist violence into contemporary public debate. These case studies underscore how human rights norms are always subject to conditions of imaginative representation, and how literature and visual culture participate in that cultural imaginary. Expanding feminist theories of embodied and imposed vulnerability, Moore demonstrates the importance of situating human rights violations not only in the context of neo-liberal development policies but also in relation to the growth of security networks that serve the nation-state often at the expense of the security of specific subjects and populations. In place of conventional victims and agents, the intersection of vulnerability and human rights opens up readings of human rights claims and suffering that are, at once, embodied and shareable, yet which run the risk of cooptation by security rhetoric.
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Emerging African Voices

Emerging African Voices

those who are not there...what sense would there be to ask the question 'where? ... now abstracted from specific ethnic or regional context, is, as the author writes in “P.S.: Writing Beasts of No Nation,” “inspired by voices of ordinary.

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Publisher: Cambria Press

ISBN: 9781621969310

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105111759564

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Poets Writers

Poets   Writers

... A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR TIERRA MARCH 13 WON BEASTS OF NO NATION Discovered in 2001 for her first novel , Year of ... Lions Fiction Award Winner of the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction A NOVEL UZODINMA IWEALA GERALDINE BROOKS PS ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015078326009

Category: Authors, American

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The New Yorker

The New Yorker

... Drum MASTERCHER BEASTS OF NO NATION TIME PEOPLE SLATE ENTERTAINMENT WEERLY NEW YORK MAGAZINE LATIE the beast O SEU A NOVEL UZODINMA TWEALA TH YACOUBIAN BUILDING WLY MAGUIR ALAA ALASWAN P.S. es PS " Captivating and controversial - an ...

Author: Harold Wallace Ross

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ISBN: NWU:35556037454410

Category: American wit and humor, Pictorial

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The Book of Revelation Showing the Fourth Beast of Daniel

The Book of Revelation  Showing the Fourth Beast of Daniel

I know not the Lord " ( Exod . v . 2 ) . Israel after the flesh , differed from all the nations in that they had no visible king ; but they were of the ... 1-9 ) , and openly to ascend the throne of his father David ( Ps . lxxxix . ) .

Author: T.W. Christie

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Studies in the Book of Psalms being a critical and expository commentary with doctrinal and practical remarks on the entire Psalter With the text

Studies in the Book of Psalms  being a critical and expository commentary  with doctrinal and practical remarks on the entire Psalter   With the text

If the nations had not been shockingly depraved , they would long since have been won to the faith ... Perhaps it is this verse more than any other which led some of the ancient interpreters to entitle this A Psalm of the Resurrection .

Author: William Swan PLUMER

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ISBN: BL:A0017123153

Category: Bible

Page: 1238

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The Psalms are wonderful. They have been read, repeated, chanted, sung, studied, wept over, rejoiced in, expounded, loved and praised by God's people for thousands of years. The most ancient of these productions is now [1866] three thousand three hundred and twenty-six years old. The least ancient of them is two thousand four hundred and fifty-three years old. The difference in date between the most ancient and the most modern of them is eight hundred and seventy-three years. They were all written in Asia, so that we in this Western world can have no national pride respecting them. Yet pious people here and all over the earth have found and can find no compositions more suitable for delineating their devout emotions, and for expressing their pious sensibilities than those of inspired Psalmists. If to any man these songs are unsavory, the reason is found in the blindness and depravity of the human heart. Hengstenberg: "The Psalms are expressions of holy feeling, which can be understood by those only, who have become alive to such feeling." Other things being equal, he who has the most heavenly mind, will be the most successful student of the Psalms. - Introduction.
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