New-Generation African Poets: A Chapbook Box Set (Tano)
by Kwame Dawes and Chris Abani
Publication Date: Apr 10, 2018
List Price: $34.95 (store prices may vary)
Page Count: 0
Imprint: Haymarket Books
Publisher: Haymarket Books
Parent Company: Haymarket Books
Critical Praise for the Previous Chapbook Box Sets: "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."
—Washington Post on New-Generation African Poets: A Chapbook Box Set (Tatu)"Dawes and Abani have taken on the vital project of publishing short collections by contemporary poets from Africa, packaged together in beautiful boxed sets."
—New York Times MagazineThe limited-edition box set is an annual project started in 2014 to ensure the publication of up to a dozen chapbooks by African poets through Akashic Books. The series seeks to identify the best poetry written by African poets working today, and it is especially interested in featuring poets who have not yet published their first full-length book of poetry.The eleven poets included in this box set are: Leila Chatti, Saddiq Dzukogi, Amanda Holiday, Omotara James, Yalie Kamara, Rasaq Malik, Umniya Najaer, Kechi Nomu, Romeo Oriogun, Henk Rossouw, and Alexis Teyie.