The Imagination of Uwem Akpan

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December 7 Podcast

An interview with the Oprah Book Club author of "Say You're One of Them."
Jesuit priest Uwem Akpan published his first short story in the New Yorker in 2005 and his writing career has blossomed from there. His short story collection, Say You’re One of Them, is the most recent selection of Oprah Winfrey’s Book Club, and Father Akpan appeared with Ms. Winfrey on a live Webcast earlier this month. In an interview with America, Father Akpan describes how the Ignatian tradition has helped nurture his writing and why he decided to tell his stories from a child’s point of view.
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