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Allah is not obliged

Author: Ahmadou Kourouma; Frank Wynne
Publisher: London : Heinemann, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Birahima is ten years old. He lives in the Ivory Coast. He is a soldier. Birahima tells his story. At the age of ten his mother dies, and Birahima leaves his native village, accompanied by the sorcerer/crook Yacouba, to search for his aunt Mahan. Crossing the border into Liberia, they are seized by a rebel force and press-ganged into military service. Birahima is given a Kalashnikov, minimal rations of food, a small  Read more...
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Genre/Form: War stories
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ahmadou Kourouma; Frank Wynne
ISBN: 0434009571 9780434009572
OCLC Number: 53391803
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Description: 215 pages ; 23 cm
Other Titles: Allah n'est pas obligé.
Responsibility: Ahmadou Kourouma ; translated by Frank Wynne.
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Birahima, ten years old, is from the Ivory Coast. He is a soldier. When Birahima's mother dies, he leaves his native village to search for his aunt, Mahan. This work takes the reader through the  Read more...

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"It is a powerful, shocking and deeply moving novel; an African Lord of the Flies. Through Kourouma's skilful telling, the characters live on the page."-"Guardian" "Melding fiction and fact with the Read more...

 
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