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Allah Is Not Obliged By Ahmadou Kourouma

Allah Is Not Obliged
by Ahmadou Kourouma

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'The full, final and completely complete title of my bullshit story is: Allah is not obliged to be fair about all things he does here on earth' Birahima's story is one of horror and laughter. After his mother's death he travels to Liberia to find his aunt but on the way gets caught up in rebel fighting and ends up with a Kalashnikov in his hands.
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Allah Is Not Obliged by Ahmadou Kourouma

'The full, final and completely complete title of my bullshit story is: Allah is not obliged to be fair about all things he does here on earth' Birahima's story is one of horror and laughter. After his mother's death he travels to Liberia to find his aunt but on the way gets caught up in rebel fighting and ends up with a Kalashnikov in his hands. He tells of the chaotic and terrible adventures that follow in his career as a small soldier with heartbreaking bravado and wisdom.

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Allah Is Not Obliged Reviews


"A work of luminous humanity" -- Michael Thompson-Noel * Financial Times *
"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" -- Aminatta Forna * Guardian *
"An exceptional storyteller" * Independent *
"Allah is Not Obliged... deftly captures the mixture of horror, fascination and detachment with which a child views the world of grown-up folly" * The Economist *
"Melding fiction and fact with the humility of childhood, Ahmadou Kourouma deftly exposes the desperate nature of the civil wars - and the relentless poverty - that have ravaged Africa, and brings the grandeur of gestures such as the G8 pledges into uncomfortably sharp relief" -- Sarak Birke * New Statesman *

About Ahmadou Kourouma


Ahmadou Kourouma was born in the Ivory Coast in 1927. Hailed as one of the leading African writers in French, he died in 2003.

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GOR001851023
Allah Is Not Obliged by Ahmadou Kourouma
Ahmadou Kourouma
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
2007-08-02
224
0099433923
9780099433927
N/A
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