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Kalakuta Republic

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ISBN-10: 0863568785

ISBN-13: 9780863568787

Edition: N/A

Authors: Chris Abani

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This powerful collection of poems details the harrowing experiences endured by Abani and other political prisoners at the hands of Nigeria s military regime in the late 1980s. Abani vividly describes the characters that peopled this dark world, from prison inmates such as John James, tortured to death at the age of fourteen, to the general overseers. First published after his release from jail in 1991, Kalakuta Republic remains a paean to those who suffered and to the indomitable human spirit. Reading Abani s poems is like being singed by a red hot iron. Harold Pinter Abani s poetry resonates with a devastating beauty which cuts to the heart of human strength, survival and tyranny. Pride…    
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Book details

List price: $7.69
Publisher: Saqi Books
Publication date: 1/1/2015
Binding: E-Book 
Pages: 116
Language: English

Chris Abani is a poet and novelist and the author most recently of GraceLand, which won the 2005 PEN Hemingway Prize, a Silver Medal in the California Book Awards, and was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. His other prizes include a PEN Freedom-to-Write Award, a Prince Claus Award and a Lannan Literary Fellowship. He teaches creative writing at USC.