Peter Dickinson AK

ISBN 13: 9781504014892

AK

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A war behind him, a child soldier tries to learn the ways of peace Paul remembers nothing from before the conflict. Twelve years old, he is not a child. He is a warrior-one of a handful of elite commandos who live only to fight the corrupt government of Nagala. He has no family but the boys who fight beside him, and he owns nothing but his AK-47 rifle. This is the only life he has ever known, and it is one he understands-right until the day the standoff ends and his life changes forever. Paul buries his AK and heads north to join a school and attempt to live life as just another child. But at night, the battlefield consumes his dreams. When a rogue faction stages a coup in the capital and Paul's adoptive father is put in prison, the boy turns into a warrior once more. It is too late for him to have a childhood, but Paul will do whatever it takes to guarantee himself a future. This ebook features an illustrated personal history of Peter Dickinson including rare images from the author's collection.

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AK is a book for young adults, ages 12 and up, that's unlikely to be used as the basis for an episode of a television "After School Special." AK is about a boy with his own gun, raised by a guerrilla group during a civil war. "My mother was the war," protagonist Paul Kagomi says. "She was a witch, a terrible demon, an eater of people, but she looked after me. It's not my fault that I loved her." Paul, of the mythical African nation of Nagala, is one of a group of homeless boys trained in warfare by the National Liberation Army. As the civil war subsides, Paul faces a life with no skills except the ones he learned for battle. AK won a Whitbread Prize in 1990.

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Paul Kagomi is a child guerrilla, orphaned by war in Africa and schooled in bloodshed, who places his trust in his AK, his gun. He can't remember his village, destroyed long ago, or his family. He has only Michael, his "uncle," leader of their commando unit, who trained him to fight as a fierce, proud warrior.

With the promise of peace, Michael becomes a member of the government in the capital, and Paul buries the AK and is sent to school. But the peace does not last, and Paul and his friend Jilli set out to find his faithful gun again.

They may be children, but they are warriors too.

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