Chris Abani

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Chris Abani
Chris Abani by David Shankbone.jpg
Abani in 2007
Ọjọ́ìbíChristopher Abani
27 December 1966 (1966-12-27) (ọmọ ọdún 53)
Afikpo, Ebonyi State, Nigeria
Iṣẹ́Author, poet, professor
Websitechrisabani.com
The poem "Ode to Joy" on a wall in the Dutch city of Leiden

Christopher Abani (tí a bí ní ọjọ́ kẹtàdínlọ́gbọ̀n oṣù Kejìlá ọdún 1966) jẹ́ òǹkọ̀wé ọmọ orílẹ̀-èdè Nàìjíríà.

Ètò-èkó àti Ìgbésí ayé rẹ̀[àtúnṣe | àtúnṣe àmìọ̀rọ̀]

Abani gba ìwé-ẹ̀rí B.A nínú English and Literary Studies ní Fásitì ti ìpínlẹ̀ Imo, orílẹ̀-èdè Nàìjíríà, M.A nínú Gender and Culture ní Birkbeck College, University of London, M.A nínú English ní University of Southern California, àti Ph.D nínú Creative Writing and Literature ní University of Southern California. Abani ti gba àmì ẹ̀yẹ PEN/Barbara Goldsmith Freedom to Write Award, Prince Claus Awards ti ọdún 2001, Lantern Literary Fellowship, California Book Award, Hurston-Wright Legacy Award àti Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award. Díẹ̀ nínú àwọn ewì rẹ̀ jáde nínú jọ́nà kan lórí ẹ̀rọ ayárabíáṣàá Blackbird. Láti ọdún 2007 sí ọdún 2012, ó jẹ́ ọ̀jọ̀gbọ́n ti Creative Writing ní University of California, Riverside. Lọ́wọ́lọ́wọ́, ó jẹ́ ọ̀jọ̀gbọ́n ti èdè Gẹ̀ẹ́sì ní Northwestern University.[1] Ìwé ewì rẹ̀ Sanctificum (Copper Canyon Press, ní ọdún 2010), jẹ́ àkójọ ewì tí ó dá lórí ẹbọ ẹ̀sìn, ìfẹ́.[2]

Ààtò àwọn ìwé tí ó ti tẹ̀[àtúnṣe | àtúnṣe àmìọ̀rọ̀]

Novels

Novellas

  • Becoming Abigail (Akashic Books, 2006)
  • Song For Night (Akashic Books, 2007)

Poetry

  • Kalakuta Republic (Saqi, 2001).
  • Daphne's Lot (Red Hen Press, 2003)
  • Dog Woman (Red Hen Press, 2004)
  • Hands Washing Water (Copper Canyon Press, 2006)
  • There are no names for red (Red Hen Press, 2010)
  • Feed me the sun (Peepal Tree Press, 2010)
  • Sanctificum (Copper Canyon Press, 2010)

Essays

  • The Face (Restless Books, 2014)

Àwọn Àmì Ẹ̀yẹ tí ó gbà[àtúnṣe | àtúnṣe àmìọ̀rọ̀]

2001

  • PEN USA West Freedom-to-Write Award, US
  • Prince Claus Awards.
  • Middleton Fellowship, University of Southern California, US

2002

  • Imbongi Yesizwe Poetry International Award, South Africa.

2003

  • Lannan Foundation Literary Fellowship, US
  • Hellman/Hammet Grant from Human Rights Watch, US

2005

2006

  • A New York Times Editor's Choice (Becoming Abigail)
  • A Chicago Reader Critic's Choice (Becoming Abigail)
  • A selection of the Essence Magazine Book Club (Becoming Abigail)
  • A selection of the Black Expressions Book Club (Becoming Abigail)
  • Pushcart Nomination (poetry) (A Way To Turn This To Light)
  • Shortlisted for International Dublin Literary Award (GraceLand).

2007

  • The New York Times Editor's Choice (Song for Night)
  • Finalist, PEN/Beyond Margins Award (Becoming Abigail)
  • A Barnes & Noble Discovery Selection (The Virgin of Flames)
  • A New York Times Editor's Choice (The Virgin of Flames)
  • A New York Libraries Books For Teens Selection (Becoming Abigail)

2008

  • Winner, PEN/Beyond Margins Award for Song For Night
  • Nominated for Lamada Award (The Virgin of Flames)
  • Recipient, Distinguished Humanist Award (UC, Riverside)
  • 2007 Pushcart Nomination for Sanctificum (poetry)

2009

Àwọn Ìtọ́kasí[àtúnṣe | àtúnṣe àmìọ̀rọ̀]

  1. "Northwestern Announces Professorships" Archived 28 September 2015 at the Wayback Machine., Northwestern University, 27 June 2013.
  2. Sanctificum. Copper Canyon Press.