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New-Generation African Poets: A Chapbook Box Set (Saba)
Edited by Kwame Dawes and Chris Abani

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    List Price: $34.95
    Format: Hardcover, 350 pages
    Classification: Poetry
    ISBN13: 9781617758164
    Imprint: Akashic Books
    Publisher: Akashic Books
    Parent Company: Akashic Books
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    Book Description:

    Praise for the chapbook series:

    "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 Magazine

    "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

    "A collection pulsing with fresh talent in a series that poetry lovers worldwide should be grateful for."
    Shelf Awareness

    The limited-edition box set is a project started in 2014 to ensure the publication of up to a dozen chapbooks every year 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: Michelle Angwenyi, Afua Ansong, Adedayo Agarau, Fatima Camara, Sadia Hassan, Safia Jama, Henneh Kyereh Kwaku, Nadra Mabrouk, Nkateko Masinga, Jamila Osman, and Tryphena Yeboah.

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