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    • Say You're One of Them

    • By: Uwem Akpan
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles, Dion Graham
    • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 109
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      4 out of 5 stars 68
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      4 out of 5 stars 67

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Highly Recommended!!!

    • By Sophia on 05-02-11

    Regular price: $22.80

    • Luxurious Hearses (A Story from Say You're One of Them)

    • By: Uwem Akpan
    • Narrated by: Kevin Free
    • Length: 4 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    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.

    Regular price: $9.11

    • An Ex-Mas Feast (A Story from Say You're One of Them)

    • By: Uwem Akpan
    • Narrated by: Dion Graham
    • Length: 1 hr
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    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. 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 12-year-old sister takes to the streets to raise these meager funds, his dream can't be granted. Food comes first.

    Regular price: $4.54

    • The New Yorker

    • Debut Fiction
    • By: Uwem Akpan, Karen Russell, Justin Tussing
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 2 hrs and 57 mins
    • Highlights
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 11
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    The New Yorker's special Debut Fiction collection features three very different stories by writers who have yet to publish a book: "An Ex-Mas Feast" by Uwem Akpan, the day-to-day struggles and conflicts of a street family in Nairobi, dependent on the money their 12-year-old daughter brings in as a prostitute; "Haunting Olivia" by Karen Russell, a tale of two brothers searching the water for their dead sister; and "The Laser Age" by Justin Tussing.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Very real.....but

    • By Katurah on 12-13-05

    Regular price: $7.95

    • My Parent's Bedroom (A Story from Say You're One of Them)

    • By: Uwem Akpan
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 1 hr and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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. 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.

    Regular price: $4.54

    • Fattening for Gabon (A Story from Say You're One of Them)

    • By: Uwem Akpan
    • Narrated by: Kevin Free
    • Length: 4 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
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    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 12-year-old sister takes to the streets to raise these meager funds, his dream can't be granted. Food comes first.

    Regular price: $9.11

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

    • By: Uwem Akpan
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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.

    Regular price: $4.54

    • Say You're One of Them (Selections)

    • By: Uwem Akpan
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles, Dion Graham
    • Length: 2 hrs and 32 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 96
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 25

    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. 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 12-year-old sister takes to the streets to raise these meager funds, his dream can't be granted.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautiful Disturbing Prose

    • By Roy on 08-13-09

    Regular price: $11.39

    • Fiction

    • Borderlines (2009): Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
    • By: Thrity Umrigar, Uwem Akpan, Luis Alberto Urrea
    • Narrated by: Veronique de Turenne
    • Length: 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books began in 1996 with a simple goal: to bring together the people who create books with the people who love to read them. The festival was an immediate success and has become the largest and most prestigious book festival in the country, attracting more than 130,000 book lovers each year.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Helpful Intro to aurhors

    • By kaylady on 03-26-15

    Regular price: $4.19