Postponed - new date TBA
Chris Abani will be reading from his work at the Department of English and Creative Writing Awards Ceremony.
This event is free and open to the public. The Norwich Bookstore will be on hand with books for purchase and signing.
Graceland is a dazzling debut by a singular new talent
Not since Jerzy Kosinski's The Painted Bird or Agota Kristof's Notebook Trilogy has there been such a harrowing novel about what it's like to be a young person in a war. That Chris Abani is able to find humanity, mercy, and even, yes, forgiveness, amid such devastation is something of a miracle."--Rebecca Brown, author of The End of Youth
A gritty, riveting, and wholly original murder mystery from PEN/Hemingway Award-winning author and 2015 Edgar Awards winner Chris Abani
"In the introduction to this excellent anthology, Abani welcomes readers to Lagos, Nigeria, a city of more than 21 million and an amazing amalgam of wealth, poverty, corruption, humor, bravery, and tragedy.
Abani . . . explores place and humor, exile and freedom with poems of experience and imagination . . . he] enters the wound with a boldness that avoids nothing. Highly recommended. "Library Journal"
Stunning poems. "New Humanist"
"A limited edition, 11-piece box set that features 10 new African poets."
--New York Times Book Review, "Globetrotting," April 2019
Included in African Book Addict's List of 2019 Anticipated Releases