Author's Forum Presents: Say You???re One of Them: A Conversation with Fr. Uwem Akpan


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  • Host Department: Institute for the Humanities
  • Date: 12/04/2009
  • Time: 4:00PM - 5:30PM

  • Location: Library Gallery, Room 100, Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library, 920 N. University, Ann Arbor, Michigan

  • Description: A conversation with Fr. Uwem Akpan, a Nigerian priest whose book of short stories Say You're One of Them is a 2009 Oprah Book Club selection. Akpan received his MFA from the University of Michigan in 2006 and is a former Career-in-the-Making Fellow at the U-M Institute for the Humanities. 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.