Africa Poetry Book Fund (APBF)—which administers the Brunel International African Poetry Prize, the Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets, and the Glenna Luschei Prize—is set to publish its annual New-Generation African Poets: A Chapbook Box Set, containing work by new voices from the continent. Begun in 2014, the limited-edition series, which is published by Akashic Books, “seeks to identify the best poetry written by African poets working today, and it is especially interested in featuring poets who have not yet published their first full-length book of poetry.”
The 2018 publication, New-Generation African Poets: A Chapbook Box Set (Tano), will be available on 4 March 2018. Co-edited by Kwame Dawes and Chris Abani, the 300-page box set contains chapbooks by eleven poets: Leila Chatti, Saddiq Dzukogi, Amanda Holiday, Omotara James, Yalie Kamara, Rasaq Malik, Umniya Najaer, Kechi Nomu, Romeo Oriogun, Henk Rossouw, and Alexis Teyie.
We got hold of the haunting covers with sculpted-steel figures courtesy of the poetry magazine Prairie Schooner. The artist behind them is Sokari Douglas Camp, a Nigerian-born London-based sculptor whose work can be found HERE.
See them below.