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Monday, March 24, 2008
Uwem AKPAN ... Say You're One of Them (Little, Brown, 2008)
UWEM AKPAN was born in Nigeria. He was ordained a Catholic priest in 2003 and received his MFA in creative writing from the University of Michigan in 2006. He made his fiction début in The New Yorker in 2005 and currently teaches in Zimbabwe. Get ready, he will be the next big thing in world literature!
I am a senior book and magazine editor who lives in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. I love books and the freedom to read whatever makes me happy: both fiction and nonfiction. I have always been obsessed with the relationship between literature and life and its role in society. As an editor, I have edited many books, but never get tired of the grand adventure of reading. We must never underestimate the redeeming power of fiction in our lives. The idea that there is something out there that is far, far bigger than our lives sustains some of our lives. I am the co-editor of URBAN ODYSSEYS: KL STORIES.