Say You're One of Them by Uwem Akpan

Say You're One of Them

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Uwem Akpan

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Uwem Akpan's stunning stories humanize theperils 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...
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summary of 205 ratings (see reviews)


emotional 80%
dark 60%
reflective 60%
sad 60%
tense 60%
challenging 40%
informative 40%
adventurous 20%


medium 60%
slow 20%
fast 20%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 50% | Character: 25% | Plot: 25%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 50% | No: 25% | Yes: 25%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 66% | Yes: 33%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 100%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 100%

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