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New-Generation African Poets: A Chapbook Box Set (Tatu)

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9781617754517
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Format: Boxed Set
Year: 2016
Publisher: Akashic Books
Dimensions: 160 x 236 x 43 (w x l x h)
Pages: 300

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''New-Generation African Poets' is an ambitious, vital project that delivers exactly what it promises...As a group, the chapbooks dispel stereotypes about African writing. They also illustrate what editors Dawes and Abani note about the many ways poets can understand or redefine their ties to Africa. These insights are poignant and valuable, especially at a time when millions around the globe find themselves somewhere between new countries and ancestral lands they ve left behind.'--'Washington Post' 'Kwame Dawes and Chris Abani, authors of numerous collections of poetry and prose, have taken on the vital project of publishing short collections by contemporary poets from Africa, packaged together in beautiful boxed sets.'--'New York Times Magazine' 'There is quite certainly nothing to doubt about the quality of poems collected here...Each poem has an edge that cuts deeply, and every surface of the set is adorned with Victor Ehikhamenor's vibrant artwork...Eight poets hailing from Kenya, Nigeria, Sudan, Tanzania and Zambia, each lauded in introductions by Dawes, co-editor Chris Abani and a cohort of other poets, make 'New-Generation African Poets: Tatu' a collection pulsing with fresh talent in a series that poetry lovers worldwide should be grateful for.'--'Shelf Awareness' 'Chris Abani and Dawes also edited 'Tatu,' a collection of contemporary poetry by African poets due out in the spring, as part of their yearly New-Generation Af Please click here to ask a question
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