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Biyi Bandele
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Biyi Bandele

Biyi Bandele Biography

Biyi Bandele was born in Nigeria in 1967. He has written plays for the Royal Court Theatre, the Royal Shakespeare Company, screenplays for the BBC and has had five novels published. He was Judith E. Wilson Fellow at Churchill College, Cambridge from 2000-2002, and Royal Literary Fund Resident Playwright at Bush Theatre from 2002-2003. He lives in London.

This biography was last updated on 08/29/2013.

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The King's Rifle
The King's Rifle

by Biyi Bandele

Taut and immediate, at once somber and exhilarating, The King's Rifle is the first novel to depict the experiences of black African soldiers fighting in Asia in the Second World War.

First published in the UK as Burma Boy.
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