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‘Oprah’s priest’ prepares for global debut

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Fr Uwem Akpan will take part in a global webcast with Oprah Winfrey next Monday. The talkshow host has chosen the Nigerian Jesuit’s book of short stories, Say You’re One of Them, as the next selection for her book club.

The discussion will take place on November 9 at 9 pm ET/ 8 pm CT / 2am GMT and there will be a live simulcast on Oprah.com, CNN.com and Facebook.

Winfrey has posted five video blogs explaining why she chose the priest’s book.

Meanwhile, the Beninoise singer Angélique Kidjo has created a song, “Agbalagba”, inspired by Fr Akpan’s work.

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Written by Luke Coppen

November 2, 2009 at 10:31 pm

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