'A sobering, ultimately optimistic exploration of a crisis amplified by poverty and misinformation'
'Searingly honest, you'll find it hard not to be touched by the award-winning novelist and doctor Uzodinma Iweala's account of the impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa'
'In this unassuming but important book, Uzodinma Iweala gives the AIDS pandemic not just a human face but a human voice'
This is a work of visceral urgency and power: it heralds the arrival of a major talent
'So scorched by loss and anger that it's hard to hold and so gripping in its sheer hopeless lifeforce that it's hard to put down.'
'This is an extraordinary book ... horrifying expose ... vivid ... It casts a powerful, if gruesome spell'
'Gives a name, a voice and a heart to one of Africa's innumerable child soldiers ... This is urgent writing, starkly unsentimental and convincing'
'This sad, unforgettable novel is a fitting testament to the countless Agus who continue to kill and be killed across that most tragic of continents.'
'Stream-like sentences that convey irrestible, rushing activitiy ... Iweala's powerful debut recalls Saro-Wiwa's first-person masterpiece of a soldier-boy'
'A searing first novel'
'Beasts of No Nation is written with the authority of someone who knows what they're talking about'
'A simple and brutal account of war ... Beasts of No Nation is a raw, compelling first novel'