Say You're One of Them

Product Number: EB00276618
Released: Apr 10, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780316142977
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Uwem Akpan's stunning stories humanize the perils of poverty and violence so piercingly that few readers will feel they've ever encountered Africa so immediately. The eight-year-old narrator of "An Ex-Mas Feast" needs only enough money to buy books and pay fees in order to attend school. Even when his twelve-year-old sister takes to the streets to raise these meager funds, his dream can't be granted. Food comes first. His family lives in a street shanty in Nairobi, Kenya, but their way of both loving and taking advantage of each other strikes a universal chord. In the second of his stories published in a Rwanda. The story is told by a young girl, who, with her little brother, witnesses the worst possible scenario between parents. They are asked to do the previously unimaginable in order to protect their children. This singular collection will also take the reader inside Nigeria, Benin, and Ethiopia, revealing in beautiful prose the harsh consequences for children of life in Africa. Akpan's voice is a literary miracle, rendering lives of almost unimaginable deprivation and terror into stories that are nothing short of transcendent.

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Author(s): Uwem Akpan
Original Publish Date: Jun 09, 2008

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Author(s): Uwem Akpan
Narrator(s): Robin Miles, Dion Graham
Genre: Short Stories
Product Number B2642
Released: Oct 20, 2009
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Hachette Audio
ISBN: #9781607883418
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Author(s): Uwem Akpan
Narrator(s): Robin Miles, Dion Graham
Genre: Short Stories
Product Number Z100019474
Released: Oct 01, 2009
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Hachette Book Group
ISBN: #9781607883685

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