Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Oprah Winfrey picks Nigerian author Uwem Akpan's "Say You're One of Them" for book club and CNN covers his work.
Uwem Akpan said he was "humbled" to know that his debut collection of short stories titled "Say You're One Of Them" was picked by Oprah Winfrey for her book club.
Say You're One of Them becomes the first book of short stories to be added to Oprah's book club and is her 63rd book club selection. She said the stories left her stunned and profoundly moved.
The Nigerian author who runs a parish in Lagos said he was "very, very humbled" to have Say You're One Of Them chosen by Oprah. Due to work with his parish Uwem said he's been too busy to work on another book but that the church still supports his writing.
"I have permission to write, but I do not need an imprimatur from the church -- that is more for people who are writing about theology and philosophy. They see that I am writing fiction and assume it is made up," Uwem said.
"Don't forget that Jesus was a priest and a poet."
With almost two million online members. Oprah's book club is the biggest in the world and books chosen for the club usually end up becoming bestsellers.
Uwem Akpan studied English and philosophy at Creighton and Gonzaga universities then went on to study theology for three years at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa.
In 2003, he was ordained as a Jesuit priest and received his masters degree in creative writing from the University of Michigan in 2006.
Say You're One Of Them is a collection of five short stories published in 2008. The stories are from the perspective of an African child that captures the resilience of children growing up in the face of unimaginable devastation.
Good to see a Nigerian shown in a positive light!!!!!!!!!!
Italian designer Massimiliano Della Monaca created this shoe-shaped bathtub covered with precious glass mosaic in a style that stands out from the rest of the traditional geometric shapes. The water falls above the bather's head and massages the shoulders as it flows into the basin.
Starting at $17,000, the bathtub is shaped like an elegant pump shoe with a skyscraper heel, it allows for a perfect soak.
TMZ reports that Shaunie O’Neal has filed for divorce from Shaquille O’Neal in a Los Angeles court. Shaunie reportedly took their children to California where her chances of receiving a favorable spousal support agreement would be greater. No details on how much money she is seeking, but the divorce is based on irreconcilable differences.
Theybf.com reports that the filing comes about because Shaunie caught Shaq cheating on her with fellow NBA player Gilbert Arenas’ fiance Laura.
To view the actual court documents Shaunie filed, click here http://www.aolcdn.com/tmz_documents/1110_shaq_oneal_wm.pdf
via theybf.com, tmz.com and thelifefiles.com
WOOW!!! thats how it's going down in the league. These women are scandalous out here, ok ladies I'm sorry men are scandalous too but why can't we all just get along and be happy?? lol Sometimes I think the more money you make the more you feel money will fix everything. This is not always true........Stay tuned let's see how this turns out..
*Never go to bed with make-up on.
*Use facial wipes if you're too tired to wash it off
*Drink lots of water
*Get as much good sleep as you can
*Feed your spirit with whatever makes you happy
The beautiful singer and actress is presently working on her talk show, 'The Dakore Show'.
The Dakore Show brings one-on-one celebrity interviews, live musical performances, and relevant pop culture ...go to her website here for more...http://www.dakoreshow.com/
Lupe Fiasco Freestyles Over Drake's ''Forever'' Live On Stage he says ”I Can’t F... With Eminem But I Got Everybody Else Covered"
Is Lupe calling out Weezy, Drake, and Kanye??? lol That's what I'm talking about, I wanna see what they got to say about this. One on one, Lupe will eat every single one of them alive, so I guess he's not in the wrong for saying that, it's just the truth lol.
As you can see someone else is driving one, so it's very attainable people, for those of you that wanna drive a Bentley that is.............................
The 2009 Smirnoff sponsored celebrity Basketball game held on Saturday Oct 24th at the International Conference Centre Abuja and it featured a lot of Naija celebs including Kel, Denrele, Eldee, Darey, SaSha, Kaffi, Banky W, P-Square, AY.com, Sound Sultan, Tuface, 9ice and plenty more.