Review: Say You’re One of Them by Uwem Akpan

By | December 26th, 2009|Categories: Audiobooks, Contemporary, Foreign Language Fiction, Literature & Fiction, Short Stories|Tags: , , , , |1 Comment


coverReviewed by Lauren K.

Say You’re One of Them by Uwem Akpan is a harrowing and heartbreaking must read for anyone curious about or outraged by the often unspoken atrocities that are so common in Africa. This novel grips the reader and pulls at all kinds of emotions from the start. Akpan is an excellent storyteller who puts the reader right into the thick of his story lines and into the homes of the characters.This intimate look allows for the readers to not only see what the characters are seeing but also allows for them to feel the intense emotions that are unfolding.

Say You’re One of Them was the first audio book I have ever listened to and I