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Beasts of no nation tells the tale of agu, a schoolage boy in an unnamed country in western africa that is in the throes of a civil. The story evolves around agu, a young boy who is haunted by his fathers death, and thrown into. A summary of chapters 1112 in mary shelleys frankenstein. The book was adapted as a movie in 2015 the novel follows the journey of a young boy, agu, who is forced to join a group of soldiers in an unnamed west african country. Je parvins a faire sevanouir dans mon esprit toute lesperance humaine. In beasts of no nation, commandant tells agu the creation myth of the town of abundant resources pp. Beasts of no nation by uzodinma iweala harpercollins.
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