Say You'Re One Of Them (Oprah'S Book Club)
Say You'Re One Of Them (Oprah'S Book Club)
Little, Brown and Company

Say You'Re One Of Them (Oprah'S Book Club)

  • Publish Date: 2009-09-18
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Author: Uwem Akpan

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Each story in this jubilantly acclaimed collection pays testament to the wisdom and resilience of children, even in the face of the most agonizing circumstances.

A family living in a makeshift shanty in urban Kenya scurries to find gifts of any kind for the impending Christmas holiday. A Rwandan girl relates her familys struggles to maintain a facade of normalcy amid unspeakable acts. A young brother and sister cope with their uncles attempt to sell them into slavery. Aboard a bus filled with refugeesa microcosm of todays Africaa Muslim boy summons his faith to bear a treacherous ride across Nigeria. Through the eyes of childhood friends the emotional toll of religious conflict in Ethiopia becomes viscerally clear.

Uwem Akpans debut signals the arrival of a breathtakingly talented writer who gives a matter-of-fact reality to the most extreme circumstances in stories that are nothing short of transcendent.

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