Nothing interests Maman today, not even Jean, her favorite child ...She acts dumb, bewitched, like a goat that the neighborhood children have fed sorghum beer.' These extraordinary stories centre on African conflicts as seen through the eyes of children and describes their resilience and endurance in heartbreaking detail. From child trafficking to inter-religious conflicts, Uwem Akpan reveals in beautiful prose the resilience and endurance of children faced with the harsh consequences of deprivation and terror.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 304 pages, map
- Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
- Publication Date: 05/03/2009
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780349120645