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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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Biyi Bandele is an award-winning novelist, playwright and director. He was born in Kafanchan, Nigeria in 1967, the son of a veteran of the Burma campaign. His plays have been seen at the Royal Court Theatre, the Gate Theatre, the Barbican, and have been performed by the Royal Shakespeare Company. He lives in London. In 2006 he was named by the Independent as one of Africa's fifty most important artists.

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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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