Say You're One of Them Characters

Uwem Akpan
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Jubril

Jubril is the sixteen-year-old protagonist in the story "Luxurious Hearses." Jubril is described as looking mature for his age, even though he is a teenager. He is fair-skinned and lanky, with brilliant bit eyes and sharp nose. Jubril was baptized a Christian as an infant, but was raised Muslim by his mother. Jubril has never felt a sense of conflict about his religious identity until a civil war between the Christians and the Muslims breaks out in Nigeria. Jubril is an adamant supporter of the Islamic party and even participates in bombing the homes of Christians, and setting Christian churches ablaze. All this changes, however, when some of Jubril's Muslim friends, who owe him money, turn against him and accuse him of being an infidel (a Christian). It is clear that the friends turn against him in the hopes of having their debts erased, but soon the situation...

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