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An African author is giving voice to the children of Africa who face hardships. Uwem Akpan discusses his new book of short stories, Say You're One of Them, and explains why he feels their stories must be told.
The debut short-story collection by Nigerian writer and Jesuit priest Uwem Akpan offers a sobering view of a world in which atrocity is commonplace, and the unthinkable is the everyday.
The stories of Nigerian-born writer Uwem Akpan offer a well-crafted and chilling vision of Africa, from young Kenyan girls prostituting themselves to pay their younger brothers' school fees to a deadly bus ride down the spine of Nigeria.