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Author: Uwem Akpan
Publisher: London : Abacus, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats

A powerful and vivid debut collection describing the plight of children caught up in difficult and often harrowing situations throughout the continent of Africa.

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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Uwem Akpan
ISBN: 9780349120645 0349120641
OCLC Number: 276647888
Notes: Originally published: 2008.
Awards: Winner of Commonwealth Writers' Prize Best First Book (Africa Region) 2009 (UK)
Long-listed for Guardian First Book Award 2008 (UK)
Description: pages cm
Contents: An ex-mas feast --
Fattening for Gabon --
What language is that? --
Luxurious hearses --
My parents' bedroom.
Responsibility: Uwem Akpan.
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Uwem Akpan writes with a politcal fierceness and a humanity so full of compassion it might just change the world. His is a burning talent. * Chris Abani, author of The Virgin of the Flames * Say Read more...

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