A Song for Night (New edition)
By: Chris Abani (author)Paperback
Even with the knowledge that there are some sins too big for even God to forgive, every night my sky is still full of stars; a wonderful song for night. Trained as a human mine detector, My Luck, a boy soldier in West Africa witnesses and takes part in unspeakable brutality. At 12, his vocal cords are cut to prevent him from screaming and giving away his platoon's presence, should he be blown up. Awaking after an explosion to find that he's lost his platoon, he traces his steps back through abandoned villages and rotting corpses - and through his own memories - in search of his comrades. The horrors of past events lead My Luck to find some glimmer of hope and beauty in this nightmarish place.
Chris Abani is a Nigerian poet and novelist, and the author of Kalakuta Republic (Saqi Books), The Virgin of the Flames, GraceLand and Becoming Abigail. He is the recipient of the PEN USA Freedom-to-Write Award, the Prince Claus Award, a Lannan Literary Fellowship, a California Book Award, a Hurston/Wright Legacy Award and the PEN Hemingway Book Prize. Song for Night won the PEN Beyond the Margins Award. He lives in teaches in California. www.chrisabani.com
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