The African Poetry Book Fund announces its three African poetry titles for 2014. The launch titles are:
The Promise of Hope: New and Selected Poems 1964-2013 by Kofi Awoonor
Madman at Kalifi by Clifton Gachagua
Seven New Generation African Poets, a box set of chapbooks by TJ Dema, Clifton Gachagua, Tsitsi Jaji, Nick Makoha, Ladan Osman, Warsan Shire, and Len Verwey
The Promise of Hope, the premiere launch title, is dedicated in memory of Ghanian poet Kofi Awoonor, who was killed in the Westgate Mall terrorist attacks in Nairobi last September. Madman at Kilifi was the 2013 winner of the Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poetry, and Seven New Generation African Poets features work from emerging writers of African descent.
The Promise of Hope, along with the other titles, is available from the University of Nebraska Press website
The African Poetry Book Fund is also proud to announce poet Ladan Osman as the winner of the Sillerman First Book Prize for African poets. Osman will receive US$1,000 and publication with the University of Nebraska Press and Amalion Press in Senegal.
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