- Paperback: 300 pages
- Publisher: Akashic Books; Limited edition (April 19 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9781617754517
- ISBN-13: 978-1617754517
- ASIN: 161775451X
- Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 4.4 x 22.9 cm
- Shipping Weight: 1 Kg
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,071,329 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
New-Generation African Poets: A Chapbook Box Set (Tatu) Paperback – Apr 29 2016
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About the Author
Kwame Dawes is the author of eighteen collections of poetry, most recently Duppy Conqueror, as well as two novels, numerous anthologies, and plays. He has won Pushcart Prizes, a Guggenheim Fellowship, an Emmy, and was the 2013 awardee of the Paul Engel Prize. At the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, he is a Chancellor's Professor of English and Glenna Luschei Editor of Prairie Schooner. Dawes is the associate poetry editor at Peepal Tree Press, the series editor of the University of South Carolina Poetry Series, and the founding director of the African Poetry Book Fund. Dawes teaches in the Pacific MFA Program and is director of the biennial Calabash International Literary Festival. He is the author of Gomer's Song ; translator of Go de Rass to Sleep ; and editor of So Much Things To Say and Eight New-Generation African Poets . Chris Abani's prose includes The Secret History of Las Vegas, Song for Night, The Virgin of Flames, Becoming Abigail, GraceLand, and Masters of the Board . His poetry collections are Sanctificum, There Are No Names for Red, Feed Me the Sun, Hands Washing Water, Dog Woman, Daphne's Lot, and Kalakuta Republic . He holds a BA in English, an MA in gender and culture, an MA in English, and a PhD in literature and creative writing. He is the recipient of a PEN USA Freedom-to-Write Award, a Prince Claus Award, a Lannan Literary Fellowship, a California Book Award, a Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, a PEN Beyond Margins Award, a PEN/Hemingway Award, and a Guggenheim Award. Born in Nigeria, he is currently Board of Trustees Professor of English at Northwestern University, in Chicago. He is the editor of Eight New-Generation African Poets .
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