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Radiance of Tomorrow

By Ishmael Beah, 1980-

A haunting, beautiful first novel by the bestselling author of A Long Way Gone

When Ishmael Beah’s A Long Way Gone was published in 2007, it soared to the top of bestseller lists, becoming an instant classic: a harrowing account of Sierra Leone’s civil war and the fate of child soldiers that “everyone in the world should read” (The Washington Post). Now Beah, whom Dave Eggers has called “arguably the most read African writer in contemporary literature,” has returned with his first novel, an affecting, tender parable about postwar life in Sierra Leone.
     At the center of Radiance of Tomorrow are Benjamin and Bockarie, two longtime friends who return to their hometown, Imperi, after the civil war. The village is in ruins, the ground covered in bones. As more villagers begin to come back, Benjamin and Bockarie try to forge a new community by taking up their former posts as teachers, but they’re beset by obstacles: a scarcity of food; a rash of murders, thievery, rape, and retaliation; and the depredations of a foreign mining company intent on sullying the town’s water supply and blocking its paths with electric wires. As Benjamin and Bockarie search for a way to restore order, they’re forced to reckon with the uncertainty of their past and future alike.
     With the gentle lyricism of a dream and the moral clarity of a fable, Radiance of Tomorrow is a powerful novel about preserving what means the most to us, even in uncertain times.

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Book

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Radiance of tomorrow

Availability

2 available at Wheatley (Shandon)
  • F BEAH, Fiction
  • F BEAH, Fiction

Publish Date

2014

ISBN

9780374246020


Format: Book
Author: Beah, Ishmael, 1980-
Summary: "In the aftermath of the war in Sierra Leone, a village comes together to regain the beauty of life as it was in the past"-- Provided by publisher.
Title: Radiance of tomorrow / Ishmael Beah.
Publisher Date: New York : Sarah Crichton Books/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014.
Subject: Villages -- Sierra Leone -- Fiction. Sierra Leone -- History -- Civil War, 1991-2002 -- Fiction.
Isbn: 9780374246020 (hardback) 0374246025 (hardback)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 4
System Items Total: 9
Call Number: F Beah
Oclc: 844728396
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Bib Id: 495029

Format: Book
Author: Beah, Ishmael, 1980-
Summary: "In the aftermath of the war in Sierra Leone, a village comes together to regain the beauty of life as it was in the past"-- Provided by publisher.
Title: Radiance of tomorrow / Ishmael Beah.
Edition: First edition.
Publisher, Date: New York : Sarah Crichton Books/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014.
Description: ix, 242 pages ; 22 cm
Subjects: Villages -- Sierra Leone -- Fiction.
Subjects: Sierra Leone -- History -- Civil War, 1991-2002 -- Fiction.
LCCN: 2013036856
ISBN: 9780374246020 (hardback)
ISBN: 0374246025 (hardback)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 4
Total Copies: 9
Call Number: F Beah