The NYT Interviews Uwem Akpan

One of the books I’ve been cheerleading is Say You’re One of Them, a book of short stories about children in Africa, written by Uwem Akpan, a Jesuit priest from Nigeria. It’s received a string of enthusiastic reviews (just check out the range on the book’s Amazon page); many echoing Entertainment Weekly‘s reviewer, who said the stories are “so ravishing and sad that I regret ever wasting superlatives on fiction that was merely very good.” In today’s New York Times, Charles McGrath, former editor of the NYT Book Review, interviews Akpan.

Libraries have received their initial modest orders, with holds building. Some have ordered additional copies.

Say You’re One of Them

Akpan, Uwem

  • Hardcover: $23.99
  • Publisher: Little, Brown (June 9, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 0316113786
  • ISBN-13: 978-0316113786
  • Large Print, Hardcover: 33.95
  • Publisher: Center Point Large Print; (July 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 160285243X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1602852433
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