Father Uwem Akpan, Jesuit Writer

The current issue of The Tablet highlights the stunning success of Jesuit writer and Nigerian, Father Uwem Akpan. One of his short stories was published by the The New Yorker to the astonishment of all but those who already were aware of his extraordinary literary talent. Father Akpan currently works in Zimbabwe where he lectures at the Arrupe Seminary. He has just published his first short-story collection, Say You’re One of Them which has been received with acclaim as a fresh voice in African writing. Of particular relevance and poignancy is his highlighting of the plight of the children of Africa: poor rural kids, street children, child prostitutes, or just young people struggling to achieve something against the odds.

See the full Times review here

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