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Song for Night

(2007)
A Novella by

 
"Not since Jerzy Kosinski's The Painted Bird or Ágota Kristóf's Notebook Trilogy has there been such a harrowing novel about what it's like to be a young person in a war. That Chris Abani is able to find humanity, mercy, and even, yes, forgiveness, amid such devastation is something of a miracle."-Rebecca Brown, author of The End of Youth

"The moment you enter these pages, you step into a beautiful and terrifying dream. You are in the hands of a master, a literary shaman. Abani casts his spell so completely-so devastatingly-you emerge cleansed, redeemed, and utterly haunted."-Brad Kessler, author of Birds in Fall

Part Inferno, part Paradise Lost, and part Sunjiata epic, Song for Night is the story of a West African boy soldier's lyrical, terrifying, yet beautiful journey through the nightmare landscape of a brutal war in search of his lost platoon. The reader is led by the voiceless protagonist who, as part of a land mine-clearing platoon, had his vocal chords cut, a move to keep these children from screaming when blown up, and thereby distracting the other minesweepers. The book is written in a ghostly voice, with each chapter headed by a line of the unique sign language these children invented. This book is unlike anything else ever written about an African war.

 
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Paperback Editions

April 2016 : UK Paperback
Title: Song for Night
Author(s): Chris Abani
ISBN: 1-84659-204-6 / 978-1-84659-204-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Telegram Books
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September 2008 : UK Paperback
Title: Song for Night
Author(s): Chris Abani
ISBN: 1-84659-057-4 / 978-1-84659-057-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Telegram Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

August 2008 : Australia Paperback
Title: Song for Night
Author(s): Chris Abani
ISBN: 1-921372-09-5 / 978-1-921372-09-4 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Scribe Publications
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September 2007 : USA Paperback
Title: Song for Night: A Novella
Author(s): Chris Abani
ISBN: 1-933354-31-3 / 978-1-933354-31-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Akashic Books
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Kindle Editions

May 2015 : UK Kindle edition
Title: Song For Night
Author(s): Chris Abani
Publisher: Telegram Books
Availability: Amazon UK   

May 2015 : UK Kindle edition
Title: Song For Night
Author(s): Chris Abani
Publisher: Telegram Books
Availability: Amazon UK   

September 2007 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Song for Night
Author(s): Chris Abani
Publisher: Akashic Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   



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