An Akpan Story

Last week the New Yorker published a short story by Uwem Akpan, SJ, a Nigerian Jesuit who made the news last September when Oprah Winfrey picked his short story collection Say You’re One of Them for her book club.  The new story is called “Baptizing the Gun.”  It’s narrated by a Nigerian priest who wishes he had donned clerical garb before setting off on a journey across Lagos.


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