Song for Night

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Scribe Publications, 2008 - Africa, West - 144 pages
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Part Inferno and part Paradise Lost, Song for Night is the story of a West African boy soldier's lyrical, terrifying, yet beautiful journey through the nightmare landscape of a brutal war in search of his lost platoon. The reader is led by the voiceless protagonist who, as part of a landmine-clearing platoon, had his vocal chords cut - a move to keep these children from screaming when blown up, and thereby distracting the other minesweepers. The book is written in a ghostly voice, with each chapter headed by a line of the unique sign language these children have invented. The book is unlike anything else ever written about an African war.

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User Review  - rburdock - LibraryThing

Song for Night follows the journey of Nigerian boy soldier My Luck as he endeavours to re-attach himself to his platoon, following the unexpected detonation of a mine. The platoon is a special one ... Read full review

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User Review  - getupkid10 - LibraryThing

Song for Night is a story of a child soldier in West Africa (possibly the author's native Nigeria?), who gets separated from his platoon. While on a mission to find them, he is chased by the memories ... Read full review

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