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  1. The January Children

    The January Children

    Written by Safia Elhillo, Foreword by Kwame Dawes

    Series African Poetry Book

    UNP - Nebraska

    In her dedication Safia Elhillo writes, “The January Children are the generation born in Sudan under British occupation, where children were assigned birth years by height, all given the birth date January 1.” What... Learn More
    Published: 1st March 2017
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  2. Beating the Graves
    The poems in Tsitsi Ella Jaji’s Beating the Graves meditate on the meaning of living in diaspora, an experience increasingly common among contemporary Zimbabweans. Vivid evocations of the landscape of Zimbabwe filter critiques... Learn More
    Published: 1st March 2017
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  3. After the Ceremonies
    Ama Ata Aidoo is one of the best-known African writers today. Spanning three decades of work, the poems in this collection address themes of colonialism, independence, motherhood, and gender in intimate, personal ways alongside... Learn More
    Published: 1st March 2017
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  4. When the Wanderers Come Home
    Described by African scholar and literary critic Chielozona Eze as “one of the most prolific African poets of the twenty-first century,” Patricia Jabbeh Wesley composed When the Wanderers Come Home during a four-month... Learn More
    Published: 1st November 2016
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  5. Logotherapy
    Written as a tribute to family, place, and bodily awareness, Mukoma Wa Ngugi’s poems speak of love, war, violence, language, immigration, and exile. From a baby girl’s penchant for her parents’ keys to a warrior’s... Learn More
    Published: 1st November 2016
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  6. Gabriel Okara

    Gabriel Okara

    Collected Poems

    Written by Gabriel Okara, Introduced by and Edited by Brenda Marie Osbey

    Series African Poetry Book

    UNP - Nebraska

    Gabriel Okara, a prize-winning author whose literary career spans six decades, is rightly hailed as the elder statesman of Nigerian literature. The first Modernist poet of anglophone Africa, he is best known for The Fisherman’s... Learn More
    Published: 1st April 2016
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  7. Fuchsia

    Fuchsia

    Written by Mahtem Shiferraw, Foreword by Kwame Dawes

    Series African Poetry Book

    UNP - Nebraska

    Winner of the Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets, Ethiopian American Mahtem Shiferraw’s Fuchsia examines conceptions of the displaced, disassembled, and nomadic self. Embedded in her poems are colors, elements,... Learn More
    Published: 1st March 2016
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  8. The Kitchen-Dweller's Testimony

    The Kitchen-Dweller's Testimony

    Written by Ladan Osman, Foreword by Kwame Dawes

    Series African Poetry Book

    UNP - Nebraska

    Winner of the Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets, The Kitchen-Dweller’s Testimony asks: Whose testimony is valid? Whose testimony is worth recording? Osman’s speakers, who are almost always women, assert and reassert... Learn More
    Published: 1st April 2015
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