"The saga of Stephen Kumalo--his struggle as a father, as a reverend, as a brother and as a man--captures the very essence of South Africa in transition from a rural, tribal nation of spiritual heritage to a modern country of big cities, violence and upheaval. The pain of this transition is burned throughout part one of this novel."--Oprah
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A Lesson Before Dying By Ernest J. Gaines 256 pages; Vintage A Lesson Before Dying tells the story of these two men who, through no choice of their own, come together and form a bond in the realization that sometimes simply choosing to resist the expected is an act of heroism. Ernest Gaines brings to the novel the same rich sense of place, the same deep understanding of the human psyche, and the same compassion for a people and their struggle that have informed his previous.
Say You're One of Them By Uwem Akpan 384 pages; Little, Brown, and Company First time author Uwem Apkan writes each story through the eyes of children and masterfully both captures the innocence and the horror of the unimaginable events these children witness. —Oprah