Say You're One of Them prompts reflect and inspiration, both from the characters in Uwem Akpan's book as well as the African countries in which the stories are set. Learn more about these fascinating countries, as well as real-life stories from people who have lived there. Then, share your own experiences with us today.
How Corneille Nyungura Survived Genocide in Rwanda
In 1994, normal life for African musician Corneille Nyungura was shattered when genocide took the lives of his entire family. Read his personal story of triumph over adversity and find out how he's making a difference in the lives of children today.
Angelique Kidjo's Personal Journey
Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Angelique Kidjo grew up in Benin, a small country in West Africa, and knows all too well the stories captured in Say You're One of Them. Read her personal story and listen to the song she recorded in tribute to the book.
Ashley Judd on Using Our Power for Change
Ashley Judd is an actress and humanitarian who has served as global ambassador for global health organization Population Services International (PSI) since 2002. Ashley shares with Oprah.com her experiences working with PSI in Africa.
Derrick Ashong on a Chance to Care
Actor, musician and activist Derrick Ashong traditionally eschews high-profile portrayals of the plight of children in Africa. When he read Uwem Akpan's Say You're One of Them, all that changed. Learn why he was forever moved by Akpan's collection of stories.
CNN Special Report
CNN's Inside Africa gives viewers an inside look at the political, economic, social and culture trends happening in Africa. Take a peek into this cultural affairs program and what is happening today in the countries depicted in Say You're One of Them.
Map of Africa
Been awhile since you heard about some of the countries mentioned in Say You're One of Them? Use this interactive map to learn more about the location and history of Sierra Leone, Liberia, Benin, Nigeria, Niger, Gabon, Rwanda, Kenya and Ethiopia.
Share Your Stories
Have you traveled to Africa? What did this experience mean to you? Share your stories and scenic photos of this beautiful continent.
For All Women Registry
If you're looking for a way to make a difference in the lives of children like those featured in the book, use the For All Women Registry to help out today.
Oprah's Book Club Webcast
Watch Oprah, Uwem Akpan, Anderson Cooper and readers from all around the world discuss Say You're One of Them. Watch the webcast now or get the download.
Published on October 09, 2009