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Uwem Akpan

Nigeria (b.1971)

Uwem Akpan (born May 19, 1971) is a Nigerian Jesuit priest and writer. He is the author of Say Youre One of Them (2008), a collection of five stories (each set in a different African country) published by Little, Brown & Company. It won the Commonwealth Writers' Prize, the PEN Open Book Award, and was picked by the Oprah Winfrey Book Club on September 17, 2009.
Oprah's Book Club Best Book nominee (2009) : Say You're One of Them