The Resource Say you're one of them, What language is that?, Uwem Akpan, (electronic resource)

Say you're one of them, What language is that?, Uwem Akpan, (electronic resource)

Label
Say you're one of them, What language is that?
Title
Say you're one of them
Title part
What language is that?
Statement of responsibility
Uwem Akpan
Title variation
What language is that?
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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. Food comes first. His family lives in a street shanty in Nairobi, Kenya, but their way of both loving and taking advantage of each other strikes a universal chord. In the second of his stories published in a New Yorker special fiction issue, Akpan takes us far beyond what we thought we knew about the tribal conflict in Rwanda. The story is told by a young girl, who, with her little brother, witnesses the worst possible scenario between parents. They are asked to do the previously unimaginable in order to protect their children. This singular collection will also take the reader 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
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Cataloging source
Midwest
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Akpan, Uwem
Dewey number
823/.92
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
PerformerNote
Read by Robin Miles
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Miles, Robin
  • hoopla digital
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Children
  • Families
  • Poverty
  • Africa
Target audience
adult
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Say you're one of them, What language is that?, Uwem Akpan, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11792279
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
MWT11792279
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  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (:hr., 0: min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
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Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT11792279
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
11792279
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Say you're one of them, What language is that?, Uwem Akpan, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11792279
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
MWT11792279
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (:hr., 0: min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT11792279
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
11792279
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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