Kalakuta Republic


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$13.95  $12.97
Saqi Books
Publish Date
5.06 X 7.93 X 0.4 inches | 0.26 pounds

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About the Author

Chris Abani, a Nigerian-born, award-winning poet and novelist, currently teaches at Northwestern University in Chicago. He is the recipient of a PEN USA Freedom-to-Write Award, a Prince Claus Award, a Lannan Literary Fellowship, a California Book Award, a Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, a PEN Beyond Margins Award, a PEN/Hemingway Award, and a Guggenheim Award.


'A beautiful work of art . . . elevates art and humanity above meanness and inhumanity.' --"World Literature Today"
'An unheralded chunk of authentic literature . . . Abani has lived to tell his tale, the least we can do, is listen to it.' --"New Statesman"
'A brave and challenging book . . . I was moved as much by what the poems have achieved as by what they have rescued from that nightmare world. Reading, I found myself in tears.' --"Sunday Tribune"
'Abani's poems are the most naked, harrowing expression of prison life and political torture imaginable. Reading them is like being singed by a red hot iron.' --Harold Pinter
'Abani's survival instinct and his poems contain moments of grace, humanity and humor.' --Susannah Tarbush, "Diwaniya"
'Abani's poetry resonates with a devastating beauty which cuts through to the heart of human strength, survival and tyranny.' --"Pride"
'Chris has emerged with poems that are graceful pieces of art, almost ready to be hung in a gallery for others to come and enter them and rest in them and weep in them and admire them.' --Kwame Dawes, professor of English literature, University of Columbia, South Carolina, USA