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Uwem Akpan


Nigeria (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.
 
Awards
Oprah's Book Club Best Book nominee (2009) : Say You're One of Them



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