Oprah Winfrey has named U.S. educated Nigerian Jesuit Fr. Uwem Akpan as her 63rd influential book club selection . Uwem Akpan said he was humbled to learn his debut collection of short stories had caught Oprah's eye.
Oprah said that Akpan's 2008 collection, Say You're One Of Them "left [her] stunned and profoundly moved".
This is the first short story selection Oprah has chosen as a book club selection. The five short stories give voice to an African child growing up in the face of incredible adversity.
Read an excerpt from the story "An Ex-Mas Feast."