Allah Is Not Obliged by Ahmadou Kourouma
Reviewed by Matthew Cheney
"First published in Paris in 2000 as Allah n'est pas obligÃ©, and now arriving in the U.S. for the first time, Ahmadou Kourouma's final novel is the harrowing story of a child soldier in CÃ´te d'Ivoire and Liberia in the 1990s. It is a story of adult atrocities perceived (and committed) by a child, but ultimately it is something other than that, a fiction that shows how fiction can ? and, perhaps, should fall apart when asked to bear the weight of the real horrors of the world...." Read the entire Rain Taxi review.