Kalakuta Republic

A Book of Poetry

By Christopher Abani
(Saqi Books, Hardcover, 9780863569739, 116pp.)

Publication Date: September 2000

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A powerful collection of poems detailing the harrowing experiences endured by Chris Abani and others at the hands of Nigeria's military regime in the late 1980s. A durable tribute to the triumph of the human spirit.

About the Author
Chris Abani was born in Nigeria. At age sixteen he published his first novel, for which he suffered severe political persecution. He went into exile in 1991, and has since lived in England and the United States. His last book, "Daphne's Lot," is a collection of poetry for which he won a 2003 Lannan Literary Fellowship. He is also the recipient of the PEN USA West Freedom to Write Award and the Prince Claus Award. Abani lives and teaches in Los Angeles.
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