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November 9, 2009

Oprah's Worldwide Web Event Tonight

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Oprah Winfrey is joining forces with CNN's Anderson Cooper, host of the television show AC 360, for what is being billed as "the biggest book club event ever." There will be an in-depth discussion with Uwem Akpan, author of the latest Oprah's Book Club selection, Say You're One of Them, tonight at 9:00 p.m. EST. The event will be simulcast live from and It's free to participate, but you do need to RSVP.

Say You're One of Them is a collection of short stories that came out in June 2008. It's the first time that Oprah has selected a short story collection for her Book Club. reviewer Sarah Rachel Egelman wrote about Say You're One of Them: "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 and find a discussion guide here.