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Akpan, Uwem

Overview
Works: 12 works in 92 publications in 13 languages and 5,372 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Short stories  War fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR9387.9.A3935, 823.92
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Most widely held works by Uwem Akpan
Say you're one of them by Uwem Akpan( Book )

54 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in 10 languages and held by 4,044 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This singular collection of five stories takes the reader inside Nigeria, Benin, and Ethiopia, revealing in beautiful prose the harsh consequences for children of life in Africa
Say you're one of them by Uwem Akpan( )

24 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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. In 'What language is that?' two little Ethiopian girls are best friends until their parents suddenly say they cannot speak to each other anymore because one is Muslim and the other is Christian. 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
Say you're one of them by Uwem Akpan( Recording )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unabridged selections (3 of the 5 short stories) from the anthology by acclaimed author Uwem Akpan. The power of the human spirit is showcased in this collection featuring young children in Africa struggling to overcome extreme hardship and heartache from poverty, injustice, and violence
Say you're one of them by Uwem Akpan( )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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. Akpan's voice is a literary miracle, rendering lives of almost unimaginable deprivation and terror into stories that are nothing short of transcendent. 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
Say you're one of them by Uwem Akpan( )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In My parents' bedroom, 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
Say you're one of them by Uwem Akpan( )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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. Akpan's voice is a literary miracle, rendering lives of almost unimaginable deprivation and terror into stories that are nothing short of transcendent. In 'What language is that?' two little Ethiopian girls are best friends until their parents suddenly say they cannot speak to each other anymore because one is Muslim and the other is Christian
Antes de ir a Gabón by Uwem Akpan( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in Spanish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abans d'anar al Gabon by Uwem Akpan( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in Catalan and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Powiedz, że jesteś jedną z nich by Uwem Akpan( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in Polish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Say when you're one of them by Uwem Akpan( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Voices of others : Fr. Uwem Akpan, S.J., author of "Say You're One of Them."( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Rev. Uwem Akpan, Jesuit priest and educator, discusses his critically-acclaimed short story collection, "Say You're One of Them." He explains why this book, which reveals the plight of impoverished African children, is an extension of his pulpit and ministry
Onlardan biri olduğunu söyle by Uwem Akpan( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in Turkish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Say you're one of them
Alternative Names
Aḳpan, Uʾem 1971-

Uwem, Akpan

Uwem Akpan Nigerian Jesuit priest and writer

Uwem Akpan nigerianischer Jesuit und Schriftsteller

Uwem Akpan nigeriansk författare

Uwem Akpan nigeriansk skribent

Uwem Akpan schrijver uit Nigeria

Uwem Akpan scrittore nigeriano

אקפן, אואם 1971-

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