Beasts of No Nation


Product Details

$13.99  $12.87
Harper Perennial
Publish Date
4.9 X 7.16 X 0.55 inches | 0.37 pounds
BISAC Categories:

Earn by promoting books

Earn money by sharing your favorite books through our Affiliate program.

Become an affiliate

About the Author

Uzodinma Iweala received the Los Angeles Times Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction, the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award, and the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, all for Beasts of No Nation. He was also selected as one of Granta's Best Young American Novelists. A graduate of Harvard University and the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, he lives in New York City and Lagos, Nigeria.


"Stark, vivid.... Written like a nightmare in progress, this story is a fever dream of voice and consciousness."--San Francisco Chronicle
"This is an extraordinary book. . . . It's so vivid [and] powerful."--Sunday Telegraph
"A brilliant debut. . . . This is a remarkable novel that suggests a dazzling literary future."--People (****)
"Remarkable. . . . Iweala never wavers from a gripping, pulsing narrative voice."--Entertainment Weekly (A)
"[Beasts of No Nation] is a work of visceral heralds the arrival of a major talent."--Amitav Ghosh, author of The Glass Palace
"Searing. . . . An extraordinary debut novel."
"Searing and visceral. . . . Agu's unblinking innocence gives the story its most powerful and disturbing beauty."--San Diego Union-Tribune
"The hypnotic present tense, first-person narration draws the reader deep into the child soldier's shattered psyche."--The Washington Post
"Uzodinma Iweala is a gifted and brave writer."--Chris Abani, author of GraceLand
"An astonishing debut."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"Uzodinma Iweala is receiving not just hype but praise from reviewers for the frighteningly convincing voice of a preteen soldier."--New York Magazine
"A powerful debut."--The Times of London
"A raw, compelling first novel."--Literary Review
"Devastating...a raw and brutal story about the horrifying effects of cruelty and the incredible power of hope."--Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"A harrowing account of the intoxication of violence...that offers no easy answers or explanations."--Library Journal
"A startling debut.... Iweala's acute imagining allows him to depict the war as a mesh of bestial pleasures and pain."--The New Yorker
"An outstanding first novel. . . . Resonant, beautiful. . . . Iweala's book will be readily embraced by readers."--Janet Maslin, The New York Times