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    • Say You're One of Them

    • Written by: Uwem Akpan
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles, Dion Graham
    • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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.

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    • By Jess on 2019-02-28

    Price: CDN$ 30.17

    • An Ex-Mas Feast (A Story from Say You're One of Them)

    • Written by: Uwem Akpan
    • Narrated by: Dion Graham
    • Length: 1 hr
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    Uwem Akpan's stunning stories humanize the perils of poverty and violence so piercingly that few listeners will feel they've ever encountered Africa so immediately. The eight-year-old narrator of "An Ex-Mas Feast" needs only enough money to buy books and pay fees in order to attend school. Even when his 12-year-old sister takes to the streets to raise these meager funds, his dream can't be granted. Food comes first.

    Price: CDN$ 6.01

    • My Parent's Bedroom (A Story from Say You're One of Them)

    • Written by: Uwem Akpan
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 1 hr and 6 mins
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    Uwem Akpan's stunning stories humanize the perils of poverty and violence so piercingly that few readers will feel they've ever encountered Africa so immediately. This singular collection takes the listener inside Nigeria, Benin, and Ethiopia, revealing in beautiful prose the harsh consequences for children of life in Africa. Akpan's voice is a literary miracle, rendering lives of almost unimaginable deprivation and terror into stories that are nothing short of transcendent.

    Price: CDN$ 6.01

    • Fattening for Gabon (A Story from Say You're One of Them)

    • Written by: Uwem Akpan
    • Narrated by: Kevin Free
    • Length: 4 hrs and 20 mins
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    Uwem Akpan's stunning stories humanize the perils of poverty and violence so piercingly that few readers will feel they've ever encountered Africa so immediately. The eight-year-old narrator of "An Ex-Mas Feast" needs only enough money to buy books and pay fees in order to attend school. Even when his 12-year-old sister takes to the streets to raise these meager funds, his dream can't be granted. Food comes first.

    Price: CDN$ 12.05

    • Luxurious Hearses (A Story from Say You're One of Them)

    • Written by: Uwem Akpan
    • Narrated by: Kevin Free
    • Length: 4 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Uwem Akpan's stunning stories humanize the perils of poverty and violence so piercingly that few readers will feel they've ever encountered Africa so immediately. The eight-year-old narrator of "An Ex-Mas Feast" needs only enough money to buy books and pay fees in order to attend school. Even when his twelve-year-old sister takes to the streets to raise these meager funds, his dream can't be granted.

    Price: CDN$ 12.05

    • What Language Is That (A Story from Say You're One of Them)

    • Written by: Uwem Akpan
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Uwem Akpan's stunning stories humanize the perils of poverty and violence so piercingly that few listeners will feel they've ever encountered Africa so immediately. This singular collection takes the listener inside Nigeria, Benin, and Ethiopia, revealing in beautiful prose the harsh consequences for children of life in Africa.

    Price: CDN$ 6.01

    • Say You're One of Them (Selections)

    • Written by: Uwem Akpan
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles, Dion Graham
    • Length: 2 hrs and 30 mins
    • Abridged
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    Uwem Akpan's stunning stories humanize the perils of poverty and violence so piercingly that few listeners will feel they've ever encountered Africa so immediately. The eight-year-old narrator of "An Ex-Mas Feast" needs only enough money to buy books and pay fees in order to attend school. Even when his 12-year-old sister takes to the streets to raise these meager funds, his dream can't be granted.

    Price: CDN$ 15.07