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September 18, 2009

Oprah's Latest Selection

Posted by carol
Oprah has made her latest selection, and it's Say You're One of Them by Uwem Akpan, a collection of short stories by an African author that came out in June 2008. It's the first time that Oprah has selected a short story collection., another website in The Book Report Network reviewed the book when it was first published. Here is what the reviewer Sarah Rachel Egelman had to say, "In each story Akpan uses language, often a broken but lyrical English, to show the similarities and differences between the diverse peoples of Africa. Because of this, along with powerful plots and sympathetic narrators, Say You're One of Them is an unforgettable, beautiful, authentic and wise literary call to action. Akpan's book is highly recommended and will leave readers wanting more of his dark, carefully moralistic and quite extraordinary tales." You can read the rest of her review here. has a guide for the book here and you can read more about the author on his website here.

We look forward to hearing what you have to say about this book and if your group already has read it or plans to read it, we'd like to hear what you have to say!