Chris Abani – Resources

Want to learn more about Chris Abani and his writings? Check out these resources:

Websites
http://www.chrisabani.com

Books by Chris Abani
“Masters of the Board.” Nigeria: Delta, 1984
“Graceland.” NY: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2004
“Becoming Abigail.” NY: Akashic, 2006
“Song for Night.” NY: Akashic, 2006
“The Virgin of Flames.” NY: Penguin, 2007
“Sanctificum.” NY: Akashic, 2010

Poetry
“There are no Names for Red.” World Literature Today, 81(6), 45, 2007
“Kalakuta Republic.” London: Saql, 2000
“ Daphne’s Lot.”Granada Hills CA: Red Hen., 2003
“ Dog Woman.” Granada Hills CA: Red Hen, 2004
“Hands Washing Water.” Port Townsend , WA: Copper Canyon Press, 2006

Book Reviews
“OUR EDITORS RECOMMEND.” San Francisco Chronicle 7 Mar. 2004: M2. Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center. Web. 19 Nov. 2009.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2004/03/07/RVG7V58THK1.DTL

Hawley, John C. “Oke’s Odyssey.” America 2 Aug. 2004: 26. Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center. Web. 20 Nov. 2009.
http://www.americamagazine.org/content/article.cfm?article_id=3694

Chihara, Michelle. “GraceLand: a Novel.” Mother Jones Mar.-Apr. 2004: 86. Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center. Web. 20 Nov. 2009.
http://www.motherjones.com/media/2004/03/graceland-novel

Harrison, Sophie. “Jailhouse Rock” The New York Times Book Review. (22 Feb. 2004): Book Review Desk: p8.
http://www.nytimes.com/2004/02/22/books/jailhouserock.html?scp=2&sq=Jailhouse%20Rock&st=cse

“The Virgin of Flames” Kirkus Reviews. 74.22 (15 Nov. 2006): p1139. Literature Resource Center. Acdemic Search Premier
http://ezproxy.dom.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=23203619&site=ehost-live&scope=site

Lipsyte, Sam. “Motherless London” The New York Times Book Review. (19 Mar. 2006): Book Review Desk: p11(L). Literature Resource Center.
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/03/19/books/review/19lips.html?_r=1&scp=1&sq=Motherless+London&st=nyt

Karen Olsson. “The Recycled City” The New York Times Book Review. (Jan. 28, 2007): Book Review Desk: p8(L).
http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9D02E1D71130F93BA15752C0A9619C8B63

Harmanci, Reyhan. “Layered L.A. story; ‘The Virgin of Flames'; City of Angels is the main character in author Chris Abani’s latest novel.” San Francisco Chronicle 22 Feb. 2007: G26.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/02/22/NSGRJN8O131.DTL

Novak, Amy. “Who Speaks? Who Listens?: The Problem of Address in Two Nigerian Trauma Novels” Studies in the Novel. 40.1-2 (Spring-Summer 2008): p31.

http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_hb3440/is_1-2_40/ai_n29456357/?tag=content;col1

Sereda, Stefan. “Riffing on resistance: music in Chris Abani’s Graceland” ARIEL. 39.4 (Oct. 2008): p31.

Articles about Chris Abani

The Miami Herald Ana Menendez column “Jailed writers can’t be silenced.” Miami Herald [Miami, FL] 11 Nov. 2007. Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center.

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Pride, Felicia. “Akashic takes Black Goat” Publishers Weekly. 254.36 (10 Sept. 2007): p11. .

Interviews
‘Song for Night’ Highlights Hope, Despair. October 4, 2007
MICHEL MARTIN, host: Broadcast transcript, Audio file
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=14982742

Writer Chris Abani Taps Geopolitics, Emotion. November 7, 2007
FARAI CHIDEYA, host: Broadcast transcript, Audio file.
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=16078964

In Los Angeles, an Artist and a Stripper’s Story
MICHELE NORRIS, host: Broadcast transcript, Podcast
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=7228555

http://bookwaves.homestead.com/Abani.html

http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0HST/is_3_7/ai_n13787996

http://www.poetix.net/abani.htm

http://www.believermag.com/issues/200404/?read=interview_abani

http://www.uctv.tv/library-test.asp?showID=9138

http://www.kqed.org/epArchive/R601091000

http://www.wnyc.org/shows/lopate/episodes/03222004

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6866966/

http://www.voicesinwartime.org/OpeningOfTheHeart/Article/DisplayArticle.aspx?AuthorID=106948&TypeofContent=Article&ArticleType=1

http://www.uctv.tv/series/index.asp?detail=detail&showID=9138&number=20

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