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The New Gen! Rising African Poets with Kwame Dawes & Chris Abani
Sep 8, 2020 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Kwame Dawes and Chris Abani started the New-Generation African Poet limited edition chapbook with indie publisher Akashic Books in 2014. Every year, they showcase the verses and innovation of the best African poets working today with an emphasis on poets who have not yet published their first full-length collection.
A reading from nine poets included in this year’s edition of New-Generation African Poets: A Chapbook Box Set (Saba) will open the event, followed by a conversation between Dawes and Abani on why they had to make this ambitious and poignant project. Tjawangwa Dema will moderate.
Featuring poets: Adedayo Adeyemi Agarau, Afua Ansong, Fatima Camara, Sadia Hassan, Safia Jama, Henneh Kyereh Kwaku, Nadra Mabrouk, Nkateko Masinga, Jamila Osman, and Tryphena Yeboah.
This event is presented in partnership with The Center for Fiction.
- Sep 8, 2020
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
- Event Categories:
- Conversation, Online Program, Reading
- Event Tags:
- Adedayo Adeyemi Agarau, Afua Ansong, Chris Abani, Fatima Camara, Henneh Kyereh Kwaku, Jamila Osman, Kwame Dawes, Nadra Mabrouk, Nkateko Masinga, Sadia Hassan, Safia Jama, Tryphena Yeboah.