THIS MONTH’S COMPETITION HAS CLOSED – December is here! For our final book giveaway competition of the year, we have selected Nigerian author, Uwem Akpan’s internationally acclaimed book, Say You’re One of Them. Two lucky winners will each get to receive a copy. Published in 2008, the book was a 2009 Oprah Book Club selection. It is a collection of five stories, each told from the perspective of a young child growing up against immense challenges. Each of the stories is set in a different country.
A family living in a makeshift shanty in urban Kenya scurries to find gifts of any kind for the impending Christmas holiday. A Rwandan girl relates her family’s struggles to maintain a facade of normalcy amid unspeakable acts. A young brother and sister cope with their uncle’s attempt to sell them into slavery. Aboard a bus filled with refugees—a microcosm of today’s Africa—a Muslim boy summons his faith to bear a treacherous ride across Nigeria. Through the eyes of childhood friends the emotional toll of religious conflict in Ethiopia becomes viscerally clear.
Enter the December 2013 book giveaway competition to win a copy of Say You’re One of Them (by Uwem Akpan).
How to Enter the Competition — This month’s competition has now closed.
Simply follow the instructions below. If you are not a registered Africa Book Club subscriber, you will need sign up first. Then go ahead and answer the question below to enter.
- Name the winner of our August 2013 Africa Book Club Short Reads Competition.
- What was the title of October’s winning story in the same competition?
Please email your answers to: firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject: December 2013 Book Giveaway
Tip: Answers to the questions can be found by browsing the Africa Book Club site.
Remember the Rules:
- This competition is open to all registered subscribers and members of the Africa Book Club anywhere in the world. Non-subscribers can subscribe here to enter the competition. To sign up for a membership, click here.
- This giveaway competition expires Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at midnight (EST).
- The winner will be drawn on (or shortly after) January 1, 2014 from all correct entries received before the closing date.
- The winner will be asked to provide a valid shipping address or an email address in case he or she prefers to receive the ebook edition.
- Africa Book Club will make a good-faith effort to ship books to anywhere in the world at standard international postal rates. Delivery times vary and may take up to five weeks for certain international destinations.
- Only one entry will be accepted per person registered as a subscriber/member of the Africa Book Club.
- The winner will be notified by email using the address through which he or she entered the competition.
- Only the winning entrant will be contacted by Africa Book Club. Our decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
- The winner’s name may be published on the Book Club site after the closing of the competition.
How We Select Our Winners
All entries are assigned a unique number, ranging from 1 to the highest number. Winners are then randomly selected using the sequence generator tool. For more about this tool, visit www.random.org.