Say You're One of Them

By: Akpan, Uwem

Price: $7.50

Quantity: 1 available

More Description

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 family's struggles to maintain a facade of normalcy amid unspeakable acts. A young brother and sister cope with their uncle's attempt to sell them into slavery. Aboard a bus filled with refugees-a microcosm of today's Africa-a 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 Akpan's 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.

Title: Say You're One of Them

Author Name: Akpan, Uwem

Categories: Fiction & Literature.,

Publisher: Boston : Back Bay Books, 2009.:

ISBN Number: 0316086371

ISBN Number 13: 9780316086370

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: vg

Seller ID: BB0204720