Say You're One of Them

Book Cover
Average Rating
Author:
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Description
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. Bonus ebook content: includes an interview with "The New Yorker," additional photos of the author, discussion questions and topics, and a link to a music download.
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Copies In Prospector
Loading Prospector Copies...
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 5d6a34e7-882f-b3d2-0c2c-28b2af588ff2
Grouping Title say you re one of them
Grouping Author akpan uwem
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-12-16 01:48:07AM
Last Indexed 2018-12-15 03:13:04AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
auth_author2 Free, Kevin R., Graham, Dion., Miles, Robin.
author Uwem Akpan
author2-role Findaway World, LLC., Free, Kevin R., Free, Kevin R.|Narrator, Graham, Dion., Graham, Dion.|Narrator, Hachette Audio (Firm), Miles, Robin., Miles, Robin.|Narrator, Playaway Digital Audio., hoopla digital.
author_display Akpan, Uwem
available_at_catalog Brighton, Commerce City, Huron Street
detailed_location_catalog Brighton - Adult Playaways - Fiction, Commerce City - Adult Playaways - Fiction, Huron Street - Adult CD Audiobooks - Fiction
display_description 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. Bonus ebook content: includes an interview with "The New Yorker," additional photos of the author, discussion questions and topics, and a link to a music download.
format_catalog Audio Book, Playaway, eAudiobook, eBook
format_category_catalog Audio Books, eBook
id 5d6a34e7-882f-b3d2-0c2c-28b2af588ff2
isbn 9780316142977, 9781607883418, 9781607883685, 9781607884194
item_details hoopla:MWT11794094||Online Hoopla Collection|Online Hoopla|eAudiobook|Audio Books|1|false|true|Hoopla||https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11794094||Available Online||||, ils:736974|726412|Huron Street - Adult CD Audiobooks - Fiction|CD FIC AKPAN i|Audio Book|Audio Books|1|false|false|||||On Shelf||ng||, ils:799520|932279|Commerce City - Adult Playaways - Fiction|PLAYAWAY FIC AKPAN i|Playaway|Audio Books|1|false|false|||||On Shelf||cc||, ils:799520|932280|Brighton - Adult Playaways - Fiction|PLAYAWAY FIC AKPAN i|Playaway|Audio Books|1|false|false|||||On Shelf||br||, overdrive:adb54f1c-b7ac-4921-b8f9-be5ee133c884|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|1|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,Kindle Book,OverDrive Read|Available Online||||
itype_catalog
last_indexed 2018-12-15T10:13:04.394Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Fiction, Short Stories
local_callnumber_catalog CD FIC AKPAN i, PLAYAWAY FIC AKPAN i
owning_library_catalog All Anythink Libraries
owning_location_catalog Brighton, Commerce City, Huron Street
primary_isbn 9781607883685
publishDate 2009, 2010
record_details hoopla:MWT11794094|eAudiobook|Audio Books|Unabridged.|English|Hachette Book Group ,|2010.|1 online resource (1 audio file (660 min.)) : digital., ils:736974|Audio Book|Audio Books||English|Hachette Audio,|p2009.|3 sound discs (2 hr., 45 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in., ils:799520|Playaway|Audio Books|Unabridged.|English|Playaway Digital Audio :|[2009], p2009.|1 sound media player (ca. 3 hr.) : digital ; 3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in., overdrive:adb54f1c-b7ac-4921-b8f9-be5ee133c884|eBook|eBook||English|Little, Brown and Company||
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_catalog
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:799520 932280 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:799520 932279 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
hoopla:MWT11794094 Available Online Available Online false true false false false false
ils:736974 726412 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
overdrive:adb54f1c-b7ac-4921-b8f9-be5ee133c884 -1 Available Online Available Online false true true false false false
subject_facet Audiobooks, Children -- Africa -- Fiction, FICTION / Short Stories (single author), Short stories, War victims -- Fiction
title_display Say You're One of Them
title_full Say You're One of Them, Say you're one of them [electronic resource] / Uwem Akpan, Say you're one of them [sound recording] / Uwem Akpan
title_short Say You're One of Them
title_sub
topic_facet Children, Fiction, Literature, Short Stories, War victims