January Children

Safia Elhillo (Author) Kwame Dawes (Foreword by)

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$15.95  $14.67
University of Nebraska Press
Publish Date
March 01, 2017
5.9 X 8.8 X 0.4 inches | 0.3 pounds
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About the Author

Safia Elhillo is a Cave Canem fellow and poetry editor at Kinfolks Quarterly. Her work has appeared in several journals and anthologies including The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop. She is the author of The Life and Times of Susie Knuckles.


"Safia Elhillo's triumph is not that she sings about novel love and heartbreak, but that she does so in an unforgettable voice."--Irene Mathieu, Muzzle--Irene Mathieu "Muzzle "
"A taut debut collection of heartfelt poems."--Publishers Weekly--Publishers Weekly
"Safia Elhillo's The January Children offers the reader a galaxy of Sudanese voices engaging individual and collective memory in a manner that not only introduces readers to the nuances that animate that ancient land of layered diversity, which lends this collection a collage-like quality that is as sublime in its coherence as it is revelatory in its execution."--Post No Ills Magazine--Post No Ills Magazine (11/08/2017)
"The first sound of what will be a remarkable noise in African poetry. Safia Elhillo has already laid out in this collection a complex foundation for a rich and complex body of work. What is unmistakable is her authority as a poet--she writes with great control and economy, but also with a vulnerability that is deeply engaging. Above all, her poems are filled with delight--a quality of humor that is never trite but always honest and insightful."--from the foreword by Kwame Dawes-- (09/08/2016)