Hands Washing Water
By Chris Abani
(Copper Canyon Press, Paperback, 9781556592478, 90pp.)
Publication Date: October 2006
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Abani's fourth poetry collection - a mischevious book of displacement, exile, ancestry, and subversive humor.
Chris Abani was born in Nigeria in 1966 and published his first novel at sixteen. He has been imprisoned, tortured, and sentenced to death for his literary activities. After fleeing Nigeria he continued to write, and is the author of ten books of poetry and fiction. He teaches at UC Riverside.