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Chris Abani  [ Nigeria, USA ]

Biography

Chris Abani Portrait
© Sally Hubbard

Guest 2004.

Bibliography

Masters of the Board
Delta
Owerri, 1985
 
Kalakuta Republic
Saqi
London, 2000
 
Daphne’s Lot
Red Hen Press
Los Angeles, 2003
 
GraceLand
C.H. Beck
München, 2004
Übersetzung: Thomas Brückner
 
Dog Woman
Red Hen Press
Los Angeles, 2004
 
Becoming Abigail
Akashic Books
New York, 2006
 
Hands Washing Water
Copper Canyon Press
Port Townsend WA, 2006
 
The Virgin of Flames
Penguin
New York, 2007

Chris Abani was born in Afikpo, Nigeria. He published his first novel “Masters of the Board” (1985) at the age of sixteen and for which he suffered severe political persecution. His other novel is “GraceLand” (2004) a coming of age novel about a young Nigerian Elvis impersonator and his struggle against overwhelming odds. His poetry collections include “Kalakuta Republic” (2000), “Daphne’s Lot” (2003), “Dog Woman” (2004) and "Hands Washing Water" (2006). He is the recipient of the 2001 PEN USA West Freedom-to-Write Award, the 2001 Prince Claus Award and a 2003 Lannan Literary Fellowship. He is a Middleton Fellow at the University of Southern California and is a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of California Riverside.

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