Wednesday, June 25, 2008

From Jordan to Nigeria...

Last night I was transported to Nigeria, attending a Society for International Development dinner in Washington, D.C. It honored World Bank Managing Director Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the former Foreign Minister of Nigeria. What I didn't realize is that she is the mother of Uzodinma Iweala, author of Beasts of No Nation. If you haven't read this book yet, put it on your summer reading list. It will move and disgust you and awe you given this young man's ability to speak in this tragic voice about the life of a boy soldier in an unnamed African nation.

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