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My Parent's Bedroom (A Story from Say You're One of Them) By Uwem Akpan Robin Miles,

  • Title: My Parent's Bedroom (A Story from Say You're One of Them)
  • Author: Uwem Akpan Robin Miles
  • ISBN: 9781600243035
  • Page: 142
  • Format: Audiobook
  • 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,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.
    My Parent s Bedroom A Story from Say You re One of Them 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 M

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    1. Distressing yet important because it is eye opening The reader adds power to the telling better than if I were reading print I probably would have given up in despair in that case Separate from the tragedy, it was interesting to get snippets of insight into culture and rituals that were part of this family s life before the day that is central to the story Listening via overdrive It s not clear that has the version I am listening to so I am rating the stories in it In the overdrive version, the [...]

    2. In Crispin Startwell s op ed entitled, Genocide, You, and Me, Startwell argues that anyone can be subject to participating in genocide if he or she is under the right circumstances These conditions are common for a grouping of people, but are also unique to the individual In the short story, My Parents Bedroom by Uwem Akpan, the nine year old narrator, and those involved, are not opt from this unfortunate truth in fact, they are predisposed to it.Startwell argues that if you respect authority, y [...]

    3. this part of the book say you are one of them had the worse ending was so traumatic for me to read what this little girl had to go through with her family.having to deal with almost being raped ,the brutal death of her mother by her father , being taunted by ghosts only seven years old was sickening i could have cried for her she was the most inspiring character in the whole book because inspite of all that she went through she stayed strong for her and her baby brother.e realised that she had a [...]

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