The Resource Say you're one of them, Uwem Akpan

Say you're one of them, Uwem Akpan

Label
Say you're one of them
Title
Say you're one of them
Statement of responsibility
Uwem Akpan
Title variation
  • Say you're 1 of them
  • Say you are one of them
  • Say you are 1 of them
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Each story in this jubilantly acclaimed collection pays testament to the wisdom and resilience of children, even in the face of the most agonizing circumstances. A family living in a makeshift shanty in urban Kenya scurries to find gifts of any kind for the impending Christmas holiday. A Rwandan girl relates her family’s struggles to maintain a facade of normalcy amid unspeakable acts. A young brother and sister cope with their uncle’s attempt to sell them into slavery. Aboard a bus filled with refugees—a microcosm of today’s Africa—a Muslim boy summons his faith to bear a treacherous ride across Nigeria. Through the eyes of childhood friends the emotional toll of religious conflict in Ethiopia becomes viscerally clear
Member of
Summary
A collection of tales about modern African children in crisis includes "An Ex-Mas Feast," in which an eight-year-old child shares in his family's sacrifices to obtain enough food and enable his education
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Books for Young Adults, 2008.
  • Commonwealth Writers' Prize, Africa: Best First Book, 2009.
  • Hurston/Wright Legacy Award: Fiction, 2009.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2008.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
253202
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Akpan, Uwem
Dewey number
823/.92
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Children
  • Short stories, Nigerian (English)
  • War victims
  • Nigerian fiction
  • FICTION / Short Stories (single author)
Target audience
adult
Label
Say you're one of them, Uwem Akpan
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "An Oprah Book Club book."
  • Includes a "Reading Group Guide" (pages 1-8 in back of book)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
An ex-mas feast -- Fattening for Gabon -- What language is that? -- Luxurious hearses -- My parents' bedroom
Control code
19875823
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Back Bay paperback edition.
Extent
360 pages, 8 pages
Isbn
9780316086370
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
Label
Say you're one of them, Uwem Akpan
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "An Oprah Book Club book."
  • Includes a "Reading Group Guide" (pages 1-8 in back of book)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
An ex-mas feast -- Fattening for Gabon -- What language is that? -- Luxurious hearses -- My parents' bedroom
Control code
19875823
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Back Bay paperback edition.
Extent
360 pages, 8 pages
Isbn
9780316086370
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map

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