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Book Review of Say You're One of Them

Say You're One of Them
Say You're One of Them
Author: Uwem Akpan
Genre: Literature & Fiction
Book Type: Paperback
PamelaH avatar reviewed on + 90 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3

Five stories (all written in the eyes of children) that are heartbreaking, not only because of the story lines but also because they are based on fact. These children are living in terrible circumstances, yet Akpan reminds us that they bounce back quickly to try to survive. Some of the dialog takes some getting used to, but once you figure it out, everything flows smoothly. As the author mentions, many Americans know little about life elsewhere and seemingly, don't want to know. Read these heartwrenching stories, and you will know a little more about life elsewhere, specifically in Africa. Although depressing, these stories are well-written and impressive... I am in awe.

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