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Allah is Not Obliged - Ahmadou Kourouma
Allah is Not Obliged
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780434009572 (0434009571)
Publisher: William Heinemann
Pages no: 400
Edition language: English
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Merle
Merle rated it
2.5 Allah Is Not Obliged by Ahmadou Kourouma
As a rule I avoid books about war or calamity written from the perspective of child protagonists, in part because this viewpoint leads to oversimplification of complex events and in part because such books are almost always sentimental or precious. I chose this book, told from the perspective of a p...
Inkspot Fancy
Inkspot Fancy rated it
3.5 In which life is not fair at all
This was an experience of a book to read. Our narrator Birahima, a child soldier, explains early on in his tale that "Allah is not obliged to be fair about all the things he does here on Earth." Sometimes people die who should live, hurt when they should be happy, strive just to fail, and Allah do...
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