Bandele, Biyi Burma Boy

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A few months ago fourteen-year-old Ali Banana was apprenticed to a whip-wielding blacksmith in his rural hometown. Now its winter 1944, the war is entering its most crucial stage and Ali is a private in Thunder Brigade. His unit has been given orders to go behind enemy lines and wreak havoc. But the Burmese jungle is a mud-riven, treacherous place, riddled with Japanese snipers, insanity and disease.

Burma Boy is a horrific, vividly realised account of the madness, the sacrifice and the dark humour of the Second World War's most vicious battleground. It's also the moving story of a boy trying to live long enough to become a man.

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"As humane, ridiculous and moving as Waugh's novels of the world at war" (Ronan Bennett)

"A gripping narrative - by turns pathetic, comic and exciting" ( Sunday Times)

"Fascinating...unusual...invigorating...and very funny" ( Observer)

"A superb Second World War adventure... tender and funny" ( The Times)

"Vividly recreates the violence and drama of a forgotten war, describing the camaraderie between fighting men with humour and compassion" (Maggie Gee)

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An intense, moving and funny tale of African soldiers in World War II, the first novel to bring narrative light to this neglected history.

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