Audiobook Giveaway: Say You're One of Them by Uwem Akpan (Ends 12/6) CLOSED

Saturday, November 21, 2009 Posted by Dina N


* Update: read my review here. *

Book Description
Each story in this jubilantly acclaimed collection pays testament to the wisdom and resilience of children, even in the face of the most agonizing circumstances. This title is among the 2009 selections of Oprah's Book Club.

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

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.

The Giveaway
Thanks to Hachette Book Group, THREE readers will win the audiobook of Say You're One of Them by Uwem Akpan!

To enter, let me know in a comment what was the last book you enjoyed reading.

You can do any and all of the following for extra chances to win:

  • follow me on twitter and tweet about this giveaway, feel free to copy and paste: "Win 1 of 3 audiobooks: Say You're One of Them by Uwem Akpan at Just Another New Blog #Giveaway ends 12/6 @aitmama http://tinyurl.com/yz8ufw4" – you may do this once a day;
  • go here for additional ways to get extra entries.
The deadline to enter is December 6, 2009, 11:59pm EST. Three winners will be randomly selected and notified by e-mail. They will have 72 hours to get back to me, or alternates will be chosen.

Open to residents of U.S. or Canada only. No P.O. box addresses, please. One book per person. Winners will receive their prizes directly from Hachette Book Group. Book information was provided by the publisher.

Good luck!

146 comments:

  1. Bonita12 said...

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