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Burma Boy by Biyi Bandele-Thomas
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Oct 03, 07

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Read in October, 2007

A wonderful novel not yet out in the US as far as I can tell. Burma Boy is the fictionalized account of a young (14) Nigerian boy who is a soldier in Burma with the British irregulars known as the Chindits. As seen through his eyes, the war is funny and horrible at the same time. The blurb on the book compared it to Waugh, but the book it reminded me of was Ballard's Empire of the Sun.
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