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Song for Night

ISBN 10: 1933354313 / 1-933354-31-3
ISBN 13: 9781933354316
Publisher: Akashic Books
Publication Date: 2007
Binding: Softcover
Editorial Reviews:
Review:

"Abani finds in his narrator a seed of hope amid the bleak, nihilistic terrain." (starred review)

Publishers Weekly, 06/25/2007

Review:

"[Abani] never backs away from a gruesome detail, but the gore is never sensationalized."

Booklist, 08/07/2007

 

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Abani, Chris
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Book Description: Akashic Books,U.S., United States, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 228 x 152 mm. Brand New Book. Not since Jerzy Kosinski s The Painted Bird or Agota Kristof s Notebook Trilogy has there been such a harrowing novel about what it s like to be a young person in a war. That Chris Abani is able to find humanity, mercy, and even, yes, forgiveness, amid such devastation is something of a miracle. --Rebecca Brown, author of The End of Youth The moment you enter these pages, you step into a beautiful and terrifying dream. You are in the hands of a master, a literary shaman. Abani casts his spell so completely--so devastatingly--you emerge cleansed, redeemed, and utterly haunted. --Brad Kessler, author of Birds in Fall Part Inferno, part Paradise Lost, and part Sunjiata epic, 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 land mine-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 invented. This book is unlike anything else ever written about an African war.Chris Abani is a Nigerian poet and novelist and the author of The Virgin of Flames, Becoming Abigail (a New York Times Editor s Choice), and GraceLand (a selection of the Today Show Book Club and winner of the 2005 PEN/Hemingway Prize and the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award). His other prizes include a PEN Freedom to Write Award, a Prince Claus Award, and a Lannan Literary Fellowship. He lives and teaches in California. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9781933354316

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Book Description: Akashic Books,U.S., United States, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 228 x 152 mm. Brand New Book. Not since Jerzy Kosinski s The Painted Bird or Agota Kristof s Notebook Trilogy has there been such a harrowing novel about what it s like to be a young person in a war. That Chris Abani is able to find humanity, mercy, and even, yes, forgiveness, amid such devastation is something of a miracle. --Rebecca Brown, author of The End of Youth The moment you enter these pages, you step into a beautiful and terrifying dream. You are in the hands of a master, a literary shaman. Abani casts his spell so completely--so devastatingly--you emerge cleansed, redeemed, and utterly haunted. --Brad Kessler, author of Birds in Fall Part Inferno, part Paradise Lost, and part Sunjiata epic, 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 land mine-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 invented. This book is unlike anything else ever written about an African war.Chris Abani is a Nigerian poet and novelist and the author of The Virgin of Flames, Becoming Abigail (a New York Times Editor s Choice), and GraceLand (a selection of the Today Show Book Club and winner of the 2005 PEN/Hemingway Prize and the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award). His other prizes include a PEN Freedom to Write Award, a Prince Claus Award, and a Lannan Literary Fellowship. He lives and teaches in California. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9781933354316

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