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Friday, October 23, 2009

Say You're One of Them, by Uwem Akpan - Hachette Audio Giveaway

Thanks To Anna from Hachette Books, I have another great giveaway! I have three copies to offer. This is for an audio CD set for Say You're One of Them, by Uwem Akpan


“Each one of these stories left me really gasping and profoundly moved.” – Oprah Winfrey

Full Description

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. Food comes first. His family lives in a street shanty in Nairobi, Kenya, but their way of both loving and taking advantage of each other strikes a universal chord.

In the second of his stories published in a New Yorker special fiction issue, Akpan takes us far beyond what we thought we knew about the tribal conflict in Rwanda. The story is told by a young girl, who, with her little brother, witnesses the worst possible scenario between parents. They are asked to do the previously unimaginable in order to protect their children. This singular collection will also take the reader 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.

About the Author:
Uwem Akpan was born in Ikot Akpan Eda in southern Nigeria. After studying philosophy and English at Creighton and Gonzaga universities, he studied theology for three years at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa. He was ordained as a Jesuit priest in 2003 and received his MFA in creative writing from the University of Michigan in 2006. "My Parents' Bedroom," a story from his short story collection, Say You're One of Them, was one of five short stories by African writers chosen as finalists for The Caine Prize for African Writing 2007.

This contest will end on November 10th, Winners announced on or about November 11th.

Rules:
US and Canada Only.
No. P.O. Boxes

You simply need to leave a comment on this blog with a valid email address. Follows get an extra entry. Tweet, Facebook, or blog about this contest and you get three extra entries. FIVE total entries! What are you waiting for?

Check back to A Circle of Books as I will be reviewing this book soon!

34 comments:

itsJUSTme-wendy said...

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Linna said...

Please enter me for this audio giveaway.

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nomadreader said...

I love these audio giveaways!

Mitzi said...

Love reading new books. Please enter me in the drawing. I am a follower.
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Brittany said...

I would love to win this, please enter me! I'm also a follower.
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Sheila said...

Wow, how did you get three incredible giveaways in one day?
Please enter me for this one also.

I am also a follower.

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Anonymous said...

please count me in...thanks.

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Diane said...

i'd so love to win this book:

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thanks

Linda said...
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Linda said...

Would love to win a copy, my b-day is nov 9th!I also follow you
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Amanda said...

I would love to win this book!
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Cindy said...

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I also follow you on Twitter. My username is Soccermom213 and I will tweet about your blog and giveaways.

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shopannies said...

so many great books make great giveaways
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Dawn M. said...

I've been curious about this one since it became an Oprah Book Club book. Would love the chance to listen to it. Please enter me. :0)

Thanks!
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bekki1820cb said...

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I follow.

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roxxyroller said...

I would LOVE to win this!! Please enter me into the giveaway, thanks!!

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roxxyroller said...

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writergal said...

If Oprah picked it... Plus short stories are great to listen to in the car!

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I'm following you too.

thank you!

Belinda M said...

Please include me in your giveaway


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Belinda M said...

I follow your blog


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Belinda M said...

tweeted

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tanya904 said...

Please enter me. I would love to read this book ,it sounds really great
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tanya904 said...

Tweeted
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cherdon said...

I am so very interested in this audio CD set "Say You're One of Them" Love to win this. Please enter me. Thanks

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cherdon said...

I follow your blog via google friend connect

cherdon

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cherdon said...

tweeted

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cherdon said...

I posted this giveaway on facebook

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url to post

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