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Contributor(s): Akpan, Uwem (Author), Graham, Dion (Read by), Miles, Robin (Read by)

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ISBN: 1607883678     ISBN-13: 9781607883678
Publisher: Audiogo
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Binding Type: MP3 CD - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: November 2009
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BISAC Categories:
- Fiction | Short Stories (single Author)
Dewey: FIC
- Cultural Region - African
Features: Unabridged
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Publisher 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.

A family living in a makeshift shanty in urban Kenya scurries to find gifts of any kind for the impending Christmas holiday. A Rwandan girl relates her family s struggles to maintain a facade of normalcy amid unspeakable acts. A young brother and sister cope with their uncle s attempt to sell them into slavery. Aboard a bus filled with refugees a microcosm of today s Africa a Muslim boy summons his faith to bear a treacherous ride across Nigeria. Through the eyes of childhood friends the emotional toll of religious conflict in Ethiopia becomes viscerally clear.

Uwem Akpan s debut signals the arrival of a breathtakingly talented writer who gives a matter-of-fact reality to the most extreme circumstances in stories that are nothing short of transcendent. "

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