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Eight New-Generation African Poets: A Chapbook Box Set
by Kwame Dawes

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    List Price: $29.95
    Format: Paperback, 200 pages
    Classification: Poetry
    ISBN13: 9781617753558
    Imprint: Akashic Books
    Publisher: Akashic Books
    Parent Company: Akashic Books
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    Book Description:
    "The chapbooks gathered here are almost overflowing with voice….Each of these chapbooks is so worthy of praise and attention that it is not possible to do them justice in the space afforded this review. They deserve, and hopefully will receive, the specific and individual attention of critics and readers, and their authors deserve to enjoy long and noted careers."
    —Untucked Magazine

    "I’ve been spending time with Eight New-Generation African Poets, a chapbook set edited by Kwame Dawes and Chris Abani. In particular, I recommend the selection of poems by Vuyelwa Maluleke, full of devastating pronouncements."
    —Kenyon Review

    This elegant, limited-edition box set features nine chapbooks: eight volumes of poetry, plus an introduction chapbook by editors Kwame Dawes and Chris Abani. The eight African poets included are Peter Akinlabi, Viola Allo, Inua Ellams, Janet Kofi-Tsekpo, Liyou Mesfin Libsekal, Amy Lukau, Vuyelwa Maluleke, and Blessing Musariri.

    The box set is an annual project of the African Poetry Book Fund, in collaboration with Akashic Books, which seeks to identify the best poetry written by African authors working today, with a special focus on those who have not yet published their first full-length book of poetry.

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