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Say You\'re One of Them

Say You're One of Them

(2008)
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Awards
Oprah's Book Club Best Book (nominee)
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 New Yorker special fiction issue, Akpan takes us far beyond what we thought we knew about the tribal conflict in 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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Used availability for Uwem Akpan's Say You're One of Them


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Hardback Editions

September 2009 : USA Hardback
Title: Say You're One of Them (Oprah's Book Club)
Author(s): Uwem Akpan
ISBN: 0-316-08636-3 / 978-0-316-08636-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
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September 2009 : USA Library Binding
Title: Say You're One of Them (Oprah's Book Club)
Author(s): Uwem Akpan
ISBN: 1-60686-719-9 / 978-1-60686-719-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Perfection Learning
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July 2008 : USA Library Binding
Title: Say You're One of Them (Center Point Platinum Fiction (Large Print))
Author(s): Uwem Akpan
ISBN: 1-60285-243-X / 978-1-60285-243-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Center Point Large Print
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June 2008 : USA Hardback
Title: Say You're One of Them
Author(s): Uwem Akpan
ISBN: 0-316-11378-6 / 978-0-316-11378-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

September 2009 : USA Paperback
Title: Say You're One of Them (Oprah's Book Club)
Author(s): Uwem Akpan
ISBN: 0-316-08637-1 / 978-0-316-08637-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Back Bay Books
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July 2009 : USA Paperback
Title: Say You're One of Them
Author(s): Uwem Akpan
ISBN: 0-316-11395-6 / 978-0-316-11395-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Back Bay Books
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March 2009 : UK Paperback
Title: Say You're One Of Them
Author(s): Uwem Akpan
ISBN: 0-349-12064-1 / 978-0-349-12064-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Abacus
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June 2008 : UK Paperback
Title: Say You're One Of Them
Author(s): Uwem Akpan
ISBN: 0-349-12063-3 / 978-0-349-12063-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Abacus
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Audio Editions

November 2009 : USA Audio edition
Title: Say You're One of Them
Author(s): Uwem Akpan
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Availability: Amazon   

November 2009 : USA Audio CD
Title: Say You Re One of Them
Author(s): Uwem Akpan
ISBN: 1-60788-366-X / 978-1-60788-366-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audiogo
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November 2009 : USA Audio CD
Title: Say You're One of Them
Author(s): Uwem Akpan
ISBN: 1-60788-367-8 / 978-1-60788-367-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Hachette Audio
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October 2009 : USA Audio CD
Title: Say You're One of Them (Oprah's Book Club)
Author(s): Uwem Akpan
ISBN: 1-60788-341-4 / 978-1-60788-341-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

June 2010 : UK Kindle edition
Title: Say You're One Of Them
Author(s): Uwem Akpan
Publisher: Abacus
Availability: Amazon UK   

June 2008 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Say You're One of Them (Oprah's Book Club)
Author(s): Uwem Akpan
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
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