Friday, October 23, 2009

Audiobook Giveaway: SAY YOU'RE ONE OF THEM by Umen Akpan


Thanks to the generous folks at
I have been authorized to
giveaway three (3) audiobook copies of

Rules for entering this giveaway are at the bottom of this post.


Stories by Umen Akpan
Read by Robin Miles and Dion Graham
Category: FICTION
Format: AUDIO BOOK
Subformat: CD (AUDIO)
Edition: Unabridged Selections
Publish Date: 10/13/2009
Price: $18.98/$22.98
ISBN: 9781607883418
Pages: 0
 
Description (from the publisher):
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.

Available in CD and Digital Download formats.

Click here to listen to an excerpt.

Click here to listen to the interview with Uwem Akpan.

 
Click here to visit the author's website.
 
About the author (from the publisher):
Uwem Akpan was born in Ikot Akpan Eda in southern Nigeria. After studying philosophy and English at Creighton and Gonzaga Universities, he studied theology for three years at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa. He was ordained as a Jesuit priest in 2003 and received his MFA in creative writing from the University of Michigan in 2006. "My Parents' Bedroom," a story from his short story collection, Say You're One of Them, was one of five short stories by African writers chosen as finalists for The Caine Prize for African Writing 2007.
 
 RULES FOR ENTERING THE GIVEAWAY:

• Leave a comment on this post telling me you would like to win. Include an email address with your comment so that I can contact you if you do win. Use a spam-thwarting format such as geebee.reads AT gmail DOT com or geebee.reads [at] gmail [dot] com

You must leave an email address in order to qualify. If I can't contact you, you can't win!

• You can earn an extra entry by being or becoming a Follower or Subscriber of this blog and telling me about it in a separate comment.

• Blog about this contest and provide me with the link to the post in a separate comment, and I'll give you yet another entry.

• Tweeting about this contest and providing me the link in a separate comment will get you one more entry. I've added a Retweet button at the bottom of every post.


• Stumble this blog, Digg it, or Technorati Fave it, whatever, and leave a separate comment for another entry.

• Winners must provide a U.S. or Canadian street address. Hachette is unable to deliver to P.O. Boxes.


Deadline for entry is 11:59 p.m. EST on Friday, November 6, 2009.

• Winners will have 48 hours to respond to my email announcing that they have won; if I don't hear from a winner, I will draw another name.

Thank you to Anna
for making this giveaway possible.

GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.

63 comments:

Anonymous said...

I would love to win. I love audiobooks. What a comfort, driving to work with an audiobook in CD player. It makes long trips much more tolerable.

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Email subscriber.

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fredamans said...

I would LOVE to win this audiobook!

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rhapsodyinbooks said...

I gave away my hard copy, in part because I saw there was a lot of dialect, so I think it would be pretty good on tape. Please enter me!

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Jen - Devourer of Books said...

I need to return my print copy to the library and I haven't had a chance to read it yet, so I'd love to win a copy. I've had some people tell me it was difficult to read because it is written in dialect, so I think an audio version might be just the ticket. I'd love to win.

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Pam said...

This looks like a very moving book. I'd like to win pleae.

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Brittany said...

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I am also a subscriber!

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enyl said...

This would make a great resource for the current event discussions that I conduct with my history and journalism students.

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Amanda said...

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rubynreba said...

Sounds so interesting - thanks for the chance!
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Susan Helene Gottfried said...

No need to enter me. I'm dropping in to say thanks for the e-mail. I've got this posted at Win a Book.

Debs Desk said...

Please include me in your giveaway.
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Anonymous said...

an oprah book pick...count me in

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Beth (BBRB) said...

I'd love to win!

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roxxyroller said...

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Wanda said...

My daughter would so enjoy this collection of stories! Count me in for a chance to win, please.

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I follow! :)

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Zibilee said...

Wow, you are hosting a lot of great giveaways! I am really, really interested in this book, and would love a chance to win, so please enter me in the giveaway, and thanks for hosting it!

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Zibilee said...

I am also a follower of your blog.

Kerry said...

I would love to be entered.

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I'm also an RSS subscriber. Thanks!

J.T. Oldfield said...

Please enter me! :)

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Rebecca Graham said...

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Winning Readings said...

Would love to read this book!

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writergal said...

I tweeted this. This would be great to listen to on audio: short stories usually are.

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Wanda said...

I love anything to do with Africa. Please enter my name in your draw. Thanks.
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Bev said...

I love audio books - that's about all I ever listen to the car anymore. Would love to have the chance to win this one : D

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Martha Lawson said...

This sounds like a really good read (listen??). I'd love to win.

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I am a follower on google.

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Esme said...

Please enter me-I have just started listening to audio books in the car.

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Susan said...

I have faithfully read all the books from Oprah's club and have enjoyed them all. I don't think this one will be any different. Please enter me in the giveaway!

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jan said...

I love listening to a story before bed reminds me of childhood,,thx!
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