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Uwem Akpan
Rayuwa
Haihuwa Najeriya, 19 Mayu 1971 (53 shekaru)
ƙasa Najeriya
Karatu
Makaranta University of Michigan (en) Fassara
Creighton University (en) Fassara
The Catholic University of Eastern Africa (en) Fassara
Harsuna Turanci
Pidgin na Najeriya
Sana'a
Sana'a marubuci
Imani
Addini Katolika
Dokar addini Society of Jesus (en) Fassara
uwemakpan.com
Uwem Akpan, image from a reading at the University of San Francisco.
Uwem Akpan, Jami'ar San Francisco.

Uwem Akpan (an haifeshi ranar 19 ga watan Mayun shekara ta1971) marubucin Najeriya ne. Shi ne marubucin littafin Ka ce kana ɗaya daga cikinsu (2008), tarin labarai guda biyar (kowanne an tsara shi a wata ƙasa ta Afirka daban) wanda kamfanin, Little, Brown & Company suka buga.[1] Littafin ya zaburar da Angelique Kidjo wajen rubuta wakar “Agbalagba”.[2] Jaridar New York Times ta sanya shi Zabin Edita, da Nishaɗi na mako-mako sun jera shi a #27 a cikin Mafi kyawun Shekaru Goma. Littafin, Ka ce kana ɗaya daga cikinsu ya ci lambar yabo ta Commonwealth Writers Prize (yankin Afirka),[3] lambar yabo ta Open Book Prize,[4] da lambar yabo ta Hurston/Wright Legacy. New York Times da Wall Street Journal #1 mafi kyawun siyarwa, an fassara shi zuwa harsuna 12. Ya ci lambar yabo ta Marubuta ta Commonwealth, lambar yabo ta PEN Open Book, wanda Oprah Winfrey Book Club [5][6] Satumba 17, 2009, a Central Park, ya zaɓa.[7] Bayan watanni biyu, Oprah ta yi hira da Uwem a Chicago a matsayin wani ɓangare na taronta na gidan litattafai tare da Anderson Cooper ta ba da taƙaitaccen sharhi kan wasu ƙasashen Afirka a cikin littafin Uwem. An watsa hirar kai tsaye lokaci guda daga Oprah.com, Facebook da CNN.[8]

Littafin Uwem na biyu, New York, My Village, an buga shi a ranar 2 ga Nuwamba, 2021 ta WW Norton. Babban Shagon Littattafai na Strand ya zaɓi littafin a matsayin Zaɓaɓɓen watan na Nuwamba 2021.[9]

Rayuwa[gyara sashe | gyara masomin]

Ya halarci makarantar firamare ta Saint Paul, Ekparakwa; Makarantar Firamare ta Methodist, Usung Ibong; da Makarantar Firamare ta Saint Anne, Ifuho; Kuma ya yi karatunsa na sakandare a makarantar Queen of Apostles, Afaha Obong, duk a Jihar Akwa Ibom a chikin Najeriya. Uwem ya girma yana sauraron tatsuniyoyi na Annang daga mahaifiyarsa da kakanninsa da kannena iyayensa da kakanninsa. Littafi Mai Tsarki, The Bible, da kuma mugun abin da ya faru na Yaƙin Biafra sun ba da wasu hanyoyin yin labarai. Lokacin da ya koyi karatu a makarantar firamare, ya mayar da wannan soyayyar labaran zuwa littattafai. A lokacin da malamai suka tafi yajin aiki a lokacin yana Firamare biyar a farkon 80s, hakan bai yi masa ba. Bayan ya karanci ilimin dan Adam da falsafa a Jami'ar Creighton da Jami'ar Gonzaga, ya sami digirin tauhidi daga Jami'ar Katolika ta Gabashin Afirka da ke Kenya. A cikin 2003, an naɗa Akpan a matsayin limamin Jesuit.[10] Uwem kuma ya kammala karatun digiri na MFA na Jami'ar Michigan.[11]

A cikin 2009, Oprah Winfrey ta ba da shawarar akan littafin Uwem Akpan Say You're One of Them ta Ce littafin na ɗaya daga cikinsu a matsayin zaɓin kulob ɗin littafinta na 63.[12] Uwem ya ce ya yi tawali'u da sanin tarin gajerun labarai da ya fara fitowa ya dauki wa Winfrey ido. Oprah ta ce Ka ce kai ɗaya ne daga cikinsu "ya bar [ta] cike da mamaki."[13] Gajerun labarai guda biyar da Kagaggun litattafan suna ba da murya ga yaran Afirka da suka girma a cikin fuskantar bala'i mai ban mamaki.[14]

Tsakanin 2010 da 2017, Uwem ya kasance mabiyi a Cibiyar Black Mountain Institute (Jami'ar Nevada, Las Vegas), Cibiyar Harkokin Dan Adam (Jami'ar Michigan, Ann Arbor), Yaddo (Saratoga Springs, New York), Cibiyar Cullman New York Public Library (NYC, New York) da kuma Cibiyar Hank don Katolika Heritage (Jami'ar Loyola Chicago, 2017).[ana buƙatar hujja] A cikin 2015, Akpan ya bar cocin Katolika don mayar da hankali kan rubuce-rubucensa.[15]

Uwem yana zaune a Gainesville, Florida, kuma yana koyarwa a cikin shirin rubutu na Jami'ar Florida.

Ayyuka[gyara sashe | gyara masomin]

  • Say You're One of Them. Hachette. 2008. ISBN 978-0-316-11378-6.
  • New York, My Village. W. W. Norton, Nov 2021. 08033994793.ABA

Kyaututtuka[gyara sashe | gyara masomin]

  • Wanda ya lashe kyautar Marubuta ta Commonwealth[16]
  • Wanda ya lashe kyautar PEN Open Book Award[17]
  • Wanda ya ci lambar yabo ta Hurston/Wright Legacy[18]
  • Wanda ya zo na ƙarshe don Kyautar Zaman Lafiya ta Adabi ta Dayton a cikin rukunin (Fiction Category)[19]
  • Wanda ya yi nasara a lambar yabo ta Los Angeles Times Seidenbaum don (First Fiction) [20]
  • Wanda aka zaba don Kyautar Guardian First Book Award[21]
  • Wanda aka zaba don Kyautar Caine don Rubutun Afirka[22]
  • Kyautar, Longlisted for the Story Prize[23]

Manazarta[gyara sashe | gyara masomin]

  1. Maslin, Janet (2008-06-27). "As Africa's Horrors Rage, Suffer the Little Children". The New York Times (in Turanci). ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2020-05-26.
  2. Mullins, Lisa (2008-06-10). "Global Hit: Angelique Kidjo - Uwem Akpan". Public Radio International. Retrieved 2021-10-21.
  3. "Dayton Literary Peace Prize - Uwem Akpan, 2009 Fiction Runner-Up". Dayton Literary Peace Prize. Archived from the original on 2017-10-09. Retrieved 2020-05-26.
  4. "Uwem Akpan, Author Info, Published Books, Bio, Photo, Video, and More". AALBC.com, the African American Literature Book Club (in Turanci). Retrieved 2020-05-26.
  5. Carlson, Jen (2009-09-18). "Oprah Takes Her Show to Central Park". Gothamist. Retrieved 2021-10-21.
  6. Meanley, Erin (2009-09-18). "This Couple Was Married For 81 Years! And Other Reasons I'm No Longer in a Hurry To Find Someone". Retrieved 2021-10-21.
  7. "Oprah Chooses 'Say You're One of Them' for her 63rd Book Club Pick". ABC News (in Turanci). Retrieved 2020-05-26.
  8. "Biography of author Uwem Akpan, author of New York, My Village and Say You're One of Them, Oprah Book Club selection". www.uwemakpan.com. Retrieved 2022-03-08.
  9. "The Strand Pick of the Month". Strand Bookstore. November 2021. Retrieved 2021-10-22.
  10. "African author Uwem Akpan says humbled by Oprah pick". Reuters. 21 September 2009.
  11. Samfuri:Cite interview
  12. "Oprah Winfrey Selects Nigerian Author's Story Collection for Book Club | Voice of America - English". www.voanews.com (in Turanci). Retrieved 2020-05-26.
  13. "Amazing Grace". Oprah.com (in Turanci). Retrieved 2020-05-26.
  14. National Catholic Reporter, 2 October 2009, 4.
  15. "archive: Uwem Akpan: Center for Catholic Intellectual Heritage: Loyola University Chicago". www.luc.edu. Retrieved 11 May 2023.
  16. "About the Author of Say You're One of Them". Oprah.com (in Turanci). Retrieved 2020-05-27.
  17. "New Global Africa: Confrontation and Connections | Literary Arts Program". www.brown.edu. Retrieved 2020-05-27.[permanent dead link]
  18. "Hurston/Wright Foundation | Uwem Akpan" (in Turanci). Retrieved 2020-05-27.
  19. "Uwem Akpan, SJ". Lannan Center for Poetics and Social Practice (in Turanci). 2016-01-19. Retrieved 2021-01-23.
  20. Akpan, Uwem (2014-06-23). "The PEN Ten with Uwem Akpan". PEN America (in Turanci). Retrieved 2020-05-27.
  21. "Say You're One Of Them By Uwem Akpan". www.sunshinenigeria.com (in Turanci). Archived from the original on 2022-09-29. Retrieved 2020-05-27.
  22. "Uwem Akpan". www.goodreads.com. Retrieved 2020-05-27.
  23. Akpan, Uwem (2008-08-28). "The guardian first book award longlist: Say You're One of Them by Uwem Akpan". The Guardian (in Turanci). ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2020-05-27.

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