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Say You're One of Them
by Uwem Akpan
From a celebrated "New Yorker" writer comes a bold literary debut--a collection of brilliant short stories about children's lives in crisis in modern Africa.
"[A] startling debut collection... Akpan is not striving for surreal effects. He is summoning miseries that are real.... He fuses a knowledge of African poverty and strife with a conspicuously literary approach to storytelling filtering tales of horror through the wide eyes of the young."
--Janet Maslin, The New York Times
"brilliant...an extraordinary portrait of modern Africa... [Akpan]... is an important and gifted writer who should be read." Paperback 358 pages - 5 3/4" x 1" - (6/09)
--Deirdre Donahue, USA TODAY
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