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What Language Is That (A Story from Say You're One of Them)

Narrated by: Robin Miles
Length: 23 mins

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Publisher's Summary

Uwem Akpan's stunning stories humanize the perils of poverty and violence so piercingly that few listeners will feel they've ever encountered Africa so immediately. This singular collection takes the listener 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.

Listen to the complete edition of Say You're One of Them.
©2011 Uwem Akpan (P)2011 Hachette

Critic Reviews

"Akpan wants you to see and feel Africa, its glory and its pain. And you do, which makes this an extraordinary book." (O Magazine)
"In the corrupt, war-ravaged Africa of this starkly beautiful debut collection, identity is shifting, never to be trusted.... Akpan's people, and the dreamlike horror of the worlds they reveal, are impossible to forget." (People)

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