Watch Oprah and Uwem Akpan and their in-depth discussion of Akpan's powerful collection of short stories, Say You're One of Them. CNN's Anderson Cooper joins the conversation, as well as fellow book club members from around the world.
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You don't have to wait until you finish the book to watch the entire webcast. Take a look at some of the highlights from Oprah's interview with Uwem Akpan.
- A brief look at what each story is about
- How this book changed Oprah and Anderson Cooper's minds about short stories
- When did Uwem Akpan decide to write fiction?
- Were the characters in "An Ex-Mas Feast" inspired by real children?
- Another way to look at the Christmas celebration in "An Ex-Mas Feast"
- Uwem Akpan on writing from a child's perspective
- Why "Fattening for Gabon" made Oprah want to call Father Uwem
- Is it Yewa's fate to be a victim of child trafficking in "Fattening for Gabon"?
- Who did Uwem Akpan write this book for?
- The secret language of friends in "What Language Is That?"
- How "Luxurious Hearses" depicted the religious conflict in Nigeria
- Seeing the Rwandan genocide through a child's eyes in "My Parents' Bedroom"
- Corneille Nyungura shares his story about surviving the genocide in Rwanda
- The message Uwem Akpan hopes teenagers will get from reading this book
- Uwem Akpan on ending the conflict in Africa