Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Say You’re One of Them

I did not like this book written by Uwem Akpan. This is a collection of short stories about children in Africa. 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 façade of normalcy amid unspeakable acts. Through the eyes of childhood friends, the emotional toll of religious conflict in Ethiopia becomes viscerally clear.

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