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Say You're One of Them
by Uwem Akpan

Published: 2008-06-09
Hardcover : 368 pages
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5 stories about children in peril in different African countries
by patchilds (see profile) 11/21/09
Told from the perspective of children, the writing is excellent. Even though these children are in unbelievably dangerous situations, they still manage to be innocent and hopeful. I think it is an important book to read because of what you learn about the perils children face in Africa.

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  " Say You're One of Them, Uwem Akpan "by thewanderingjew (see profile) 08/06/13

This little, but powerful book consists of three brief, poignant, very telling, short stories about Africa and the effect of the problems of the culture in several of its countries, on famil... (read more)

 
  "Say you're One of Us"by marian70 (see profile) 05/03/11

I read the first two stories but I had a difficult time staying with the book. To me, it dragged. This was the second time I had tried to read it and think I will give up.

 
  "Not a pick me up"by carlymu (see profile) 11/04/10

Parts of this book were written in broken English and French and who knows what else. I had to go back and reread things to make sure I knew what was going on, but I overall really found it informative.... (read more)

 
  "Eye opening"by ksmarr (see profile) 10/28/10

This book gives us a glimpse into the different lifestyles of people in Africa.

 
  "Tell Them You're One of Us"by susanwg (see profile) 02/16/10

This is a book of short stories about Africa that need to told and read.

 
  "Say You're One of Them"by patchilds (see profile) 11/21/09

Beautiful writing, but very difficult to read. An important book because of what you learn about Africa.

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