[09/21/2021] New-Generation African Poets: A Chapbook Box Set (Nane)
Edited by Kwame Dawes & Chris Abani (Akashic Books, box set)
Publication Date: September 21, 2021
Publisher Marketing: This fourteen-piece, limited-edition box set--an African Poetry Book Fund (APBF) project--features the work of thirteen new African poets: Selina Nwulu, Ayan M. Omar, Jeremy Teddy Karn, Ajibola Tolase, Hauwa Shafii Nuhu, Sara Elkamel, Precious Arinze, Lameese Badr, Qutouf Yahia, Edil Hassan, Kolawole Adebayo, Cynthia Amoah, and Saradha Soobrayen.
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.