Graceland

Graceland

By Chris Abani

Albin Michel, Paperback, 9782226182074, 432pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 2008



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 book "Daphne's Lot" is a collection of poetry for which he won a 2003 Lannan Literary Fellowship. His book, "Kalakuta Republic", is a collection of poetry based on his experience as a political prisoner in Nigeria, and received the PEN USA West Freedom-to-Write Award and the Prince Claus of the Netherlands Award.