January Children

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University of Nebraska Press
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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.
"A taut debut collection of heartfelt poems."--Publishers Weekly
"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
"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-- (11/8/2017 12:00:00 AM)
"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-- (9/8/2016 12:00:00 AM)