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Iweala, Uzodinma

Overview
Works: 12 works in 66 publications in 12 languages and 2,677 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  War stories 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3609.W43, 823.92
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Most widely held works about Uzodinma Iweala
 
Most widely held works by Uzodinma Iweala
Beasts of no nation : a novel by Uzodinma Iweala( Book )

43 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in 9 languages and held by 1,899 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this stunning debut novel, Agu, a young boy in an unnamed West African nation, is recruited into a unit of guerrilla fighters as civil war engulfs his country. 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 spins further downward into inexplicable brutality, primal fear, and loss of selfhood. His relationship with his commander deepens even as it darkens, and his camaraderie with a fellow soldier lends a deceptive sense of normalcy to his experience. In a powerful, strikingly original voice that vividly captures Agu's youth and confusion, Uzodinma Iweala has produced a harrowing, deeply affecting novel. Both a searing take on coming-of-age and a vivid document of the dark face of war, Beasts of No Nation announces the arrival of an extraordinary new writer
Our kind of people : a continent's challenge, a country's hope by Uzodinma Iweala( Book )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Iweala embarks on a remarkable journey through his native Nigeria, meeting individuals and communities that are struggling daily to understand both the impact and meaning of HIV/AIDS. The the ill and the healthy, doctors, nurses, truck drivers, sex workers, shopkeepers, students, parents, and children-- their testimonies are by turns uplifting, alarming, humorous, and surprising, and always unflinchingly candid. A deeply personal exploration of life, love, and connection in the face of disease, and an incisive critique of our existing ideas of health and happiness
Beasts of no nation by Uzodinma Iweala( Recording )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young Agu is asleep in a one-room shack when he hears them breaking through the door. Dragged out in the muddy, rain-soaked road, he lies prone before a shabby band of guerilla soldiers. Their leader, the imposing Commandant, will decide Agu's fate. In lieu of a swift execution, he is coerced to join their rebel army wher he finds a paternal figure in the Commandant. As he participates in a series of savage compaigns, he must face the sickening reality of his own dehumanization
Our kind of people : thoughts on the HIV/AIDS epidemic by Uzodinma Iweala( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

HIV/AIDS has profoundly affected life in sub-Saharan Africa. It has been reported as one of the most destructive diseases in recent memory - tearing apart communities and ostracising the afflicted. But the emphasis on death, despair and destruction hardly captures the many and varied impacts of the HIV/AIDS epidemic
Love in the time of AIDS by Uzodinma Iweala( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sınırsız canavarlar by Uzodinma Iweala( Book )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in Turkish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Our kind of people( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A conversation with Uzodinma Iweala about his book "Our Kind of People: a continent's burden, a country's hope," and his four-year journey to Nigeria and beyond to confront the reality of the AIDS epidemic
Ei kenenkään lapset by Uzodinma Iweala( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in Finnish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Fiarele n-au patrie by Uzodinma Iweala( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in Romanian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Our kind of people a continent's burden, a country's hope by Uzodinma Iweala( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 2005 Uzodinma Iweala stunned readers and critics alike with Beasts of No Nation, his debut novel about child soldiers in West Africa. Now his return to Africa has produced Our Kind of People, a non-fiction account of the AIDS crisis every bit as startling and original. HIV/AIDS has been reported as one of the most destructive diseases in recent memory'tearing apart communities and ostracizing the afflicted. But the emphasis placed on death, destruction, and despair hardly captures the many and varied effects of the epidemic, or the stories of the extraordinary people who live and die under its watch. Our Kind of People opens our minds to these stories, introducing a new set of voices and altering the way we speak and think about disease. Iweala embarks on a remarkable journey through his native Nigeria, meeting individuals and communities that are struggling daily to understand both the impact and meaning of HIV/AIDS. He speaks with people from all walks of life'the ill and the healthy, doctors, nurses, truck drivers, sex workers, shopkeepers, students, parents, and children. Their testimonies are by turns uplifting, alarming, humorous, and surprising, and always unflinchingly candid. Integrating his own experiences with these voices, Iweala creates at once a deeply personal exploration of life, love, and connection in the face of disease, and an incisive critique of our existing ideas of health and happiness. Beautifully written and heartbreakingly honest, Our Kind of People goes behind the headlines of an unprecedented epidemic to show the real lives it affects, illuminating the scope of the crisis and a continent's valiant struggle
 
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Alternative Names
Uzodinma Iweala 1982-

Uzodinma Iweala amerikanischer Schriftsteller

Ивеала, Узодинма

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