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  • Africa Junctions: Capturing the City

    By Lard Buurman

    Our Price: $25.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9783775737913
    • Publisher: Hatje Cantz
    • Published: November 2014
  • Becoming Abigail: A Novella

    By Chris Abani

    Our Price: $5.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781888451948
    • Publisher: Akashic Books
    • Published: March 2006
    This poetic treatment of terror and loneliness focuses on the devastation of one young woman. Reminiscent of Marguerite Duras, Albani brings to life a character whose light pulses with a resonating inner light. Winner: 2005 Hemingway/PEN Prize. SIGNED COPIES AVAILABLE.
  • Daphne's Lot

    By Chris Abani

    Our Price: $18.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781888996623
    • Publisher: RED HEN PRESS
    • Published: March 2003
  • Dog Woman

    By Chris Abani

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781888996821
    • Publisher: Red Hen Press
    • Published: September 2004
  • Graceland

    By Chris Abani

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780374165895
    • Publisher: FARRAR STRAUS AND GIROUX
    • Published: February 2004
    Novel by the Nigerian author set in Lagos, Nigeria, about a teenage boy obsessed with becoming an Elvis impersonator.
  • GraceLand: A Novel

    By Chris Abani

    Our Price: $8.50
    Kindle Price: $9.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780312425289
    • Publisher: Picador / Farrar, Straus and Giroux
    • Published: January 2005
    The sprawling, swampy, cacophonous city of Lagos, Nigeria provides the backdrop to the story of Elvis, a teenage Elvis Impersonator hoping to make his way out of the ghetto. Nuanced, lyrical, and pitch perfect, this is a remarkable story of a son and his father, and an examination of postcolonial Nigeria, where the trappings of American culture reign supreme. 321p. Winner: 2005 Hemingway/PEN Prize.
  • Kalakuta Republic

    By Chris Abani

    Our Price: $13.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780863563225
    • Publisher: Saqi Books
    • Published: September 2000
    Kalakuta Republic is a powerful collection of poems detailing the harrowing experiences endured by Abani and others at the hands of Nigeria’s military regime in the late 1980s. Abani’s poems are dedicated to those who experienced but did not live through the suffering. In the poems, he describes the characters that people this dark world, from the prison inmates to their torturers, the generals. Kalakuta Republic is based on Abani's experience as political prisoner between 1985 and 1991.
  • New-Generation African Poets: A Chapbook Box Set (11-Book Set)

    By Kwame Dawes

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781617755408
    • Publisher: Akashic Books
    • Published: April 2017
  • New-Generation African Poets: A Chapbook Box Set (9 Book Set)

    By Kwame Dawes

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781617754517
    • Publisher: Akashic Books
    • Published: April 2016
  • Sanctificum

    By Chris Abani

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781556593161
    • Publisher: Copper Canyon Press
    • Published: 2010
    Presents a collection of poems focusing on such topics as politics, genocide, and young love.
  • Song for Night

    By Chris Abani

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781933354316
    • Publisher: Akashic Books
    • Published: September 2007
    My Luck, a West African boy solider who has not spoken for three years, fights in a senseless war and embarks on a terrifying yet beautiful journey to find his lost platoon.
  • The Face: Cartography of the Void

    By Chris Abani

    Our Price: $6.29
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781632060433
    • Publisher: Restless Books
    • Published: March 2016
    A profound and gorgeously wrought short memoir by acclaimed Nigerian-born author and poet Chris Abani that explores his personal history and complex sense of identity through a meditation on the face.In The Face: Cartography of the Void, acclaimed poet, novelist, and screenwriter Chris Abani has given us a brief memoir that is, in the best tradition of the genre, also an exploration of the very nature of identity. Abani meditates on his own face, beginning with his early childhood that was immersed in the Igbo culture of West Africa.The Face is a lush work of art that teems with original and profound insights into the role of race, culture, and language in fashioning our sense of self. Abani’s writing is poetic, filled with stories, jokes, and reflections that draw readers into his fold; he invites them to explore their own “faces” and the experiences that have shaped them.As Abani so lovingly puts it, this extended essay contemplates “all the people who have touched my face, slapped it, punched it, kissed it, washed it, shaved it. All of that human contact must leave some trace, some of the need and anger that motivated that touch. This face is softened by it all. Made supple by all the wonder it has beheld, all the kindness, all the generosity of life. The Face is a gift to be read, re-read, shared, and treasured, from an author at the height of his artistic powers. Abani directs his gaze both inward and out toward the world around him, creating a self-portrait in which readers will also see their own faces reflected.
  • The Secret History of Las Vegas

    By Chris Abani

    Our Price: $8.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780143124955
    • Publisher: Penguin Books
    • Published: January 2014
    Before he can retire, Las Vegas detective Salazar is determined to solve a recent spate of murders. When he encounters a pair of conjoined twins with a container of blood near their car, he’s sure he has apprehended the killers, and enlists the help of Dr. Sunil Singh, a South African transplant who specializes in the study of psychopaths. As Sunil tries to crack the twins, the implications of his research grow darker. Haunted by his betrayal of loved ones back home during apartheid, he seeks solace in the love of Asia, a prostitute with hopes of escaping that life. But Sunil’s own troubled past is fast on his heels in the form of a would-be assassin. Suspenseful through the last page, The Secret History of Las Vegas is Chris Abani’s most accomplished work to date, with his trademark visionary prose and a striking compassion for the inner lives of outsiders. 336p. Pap.
  • The Virgin of Flames

    By Chris Abani

    Our Price: $8.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780143038771
    • Publisher: Penguin USA
    • Published: January 2007
    A gritty novel set against the backdrop of East L.A. follows a struggling artist named Black on a journey of self-discovery that reveals important questions about poverty, ethnicity, and religion in modern-day America. By the author of the award-winning GraceLand. Original. 50,000 first printing.
  • There Are No Names for Red

    By Chris Abani

    Our Price: $17.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781597094573
    • Publisher: Red Hen Pr
    • Published: April 2010
    There Are No Names for Red is a collaborative work featuring the poetry of Chris Abani and the paintings of Percival Everett.

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