Agu is just a boy when his village is forced to confront the reality of the war being waged around them. Suddenly on his own and without the protection of his family, he runs straight into the path of the rebels. In a vivid, sparkling voice, Agu tells the story of what happens to him next - his life as a child soldier. His story is shocking, painful and completely unforgettable. Iweala’s depiction of wartime turmoil and violence is now a major Netflix film starring Idris Elba.