Radiance of Tomorrow

Radiance of Tomorrow

A Novel

Book - 2014
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Benjamin and Bockarie are two longtime friends who return to their hometown after the civil war. The village is in ruins, the ground covered in bones. As more villagers begin to file 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 pain of their past and the uncertainty of their future.
Publisher: Toronto : Viking, 2014.
ISBN: 9780670067787
Branch Call Number: FIC Beah
Characteristics: 242 pages ; 24 cm.

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Mar 16, 2015

I have never been this angry reading anything in my life. Not angry at the author... but about his subject, about the injustice in the world, about my powerlessness to stop it. This is not a light story, but I am the better for having read it.

ChristchurchLib Feb 19, 2014

"A first novel by the internationally best-selling author of A Long Way Gone is an intimate parable about postwar life in Sierra Leone in which two long-time friends return to their ruined home village and struggle to rebuild in the face of violence, scarcity and a corrupt foreign mining company." Fiction A to Z February 2014 newsletter http://www.libraryaware.com/996/NewsletterIssues/ViewIssue/5fdf91da-47ce-498a-9809-d124d568f696?postId=8c92a5c1-369b-4131-85d1-534a1bd46a6b

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