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Allah is not obliged

Author: Ahmadou Kourouma
Publisher: New York : Anchor Books, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st Anchor books edView all editions and formats
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When ten-year-old Birahima's mother dies, he leaves his native village in the Ivory Coast, accompanied by the sorcerer and cook Yacouba, to search hor his aunt Mahan. Crossing the border into Liberia, they are seized by rebels and forced into military service. Birahima is given a Kalashnikov, minimal rations of food, a small supply of dope, and a tiny wage. Fighting in a chaotic civil war alongside many other boys,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
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Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ahmadou Kourouma
ISBN: 9780307279576 030727957X
OCLC Number: 76167577
Description: 215 pages ; 21 cm
Other Titles: Allah n'est pas obligé.
Responsibility: by Ahmadou Kourouma ; translated by Frank Wynne.

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When ten-year-old Birahima's mother dies, he leaves his native village in the Ivory Coast, accompanied by the sorcerer and cook Yacouba, to search hor his aunt Mahan. Crossing the border into Liberia, they are seized by rebels and forced into military service. Birahima is given a Kalashnikov, minimal rations of food, a small supply of dope, and a tiny wage. Fighting in a chaotic civil war alongside many other boys, Birahima sees death, torture, dismemberment, and madness but somehow manages to retain his own sanity.

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