Our latest list is for poetry lovers looking to explore new writing. African writers have always been adept at using poetry as a unique window into the human experience. The writers featured here explore a broad range of subject matters and poetic styles. Their writing is beautiful and moving. While they gesture towards their literary ancestry, they are definitely carving out a path for themselves in the ways that they open up about intimate experiences and center feminist and queer experiences. The 15 collections on this list were published within the last two years.

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