"excellent and moving account"
-- Sunday Express
'...a fresh perspective on the terrible Burma campaign...it's a departure
from the norm, leavening the gruesome depictions of combat with jokes,
proverbs and stories...' -- The Financial Times
'...so fantastic, filled with evocative detail... and like Catch 22 was
funny and humane...' -- Louise Doughty, Radio 5 Simon Mayo Bookclub
'a terrific story that needs to be told' -- Joel Morris, Radio Five Simon Mayo Bookclub
'haunting and funny... succeeds in not only in taking on a difficult
subject, but in capturing characters who are agonisingly real' -- New Statesman
'Haunting and humorous, it's a fascinating insight into a world of
conflict from a Nigerian point of view, illuminating a time and place that
has almost been stricken from the history books'
-- The Herald
'It's important we remember these stories... I never knew Africans
were in Burma fighting.. I enjoyed the book' -- Lemn Sissay, Radio Five Simon Mayo Bookclub
'a deeply moving, skillfully written and beautifully judged piece
of story telling... outstanding'
-- Christine Douglass, Radio 5 Simon Mayo Bookclub
`What's invigorating about Bandele's novel is his fine detail, and
the fresh perspective of the Africans who took part.'
-- Vogue: Rev'd Charlotte Sinclair.
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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