Chris Abani – Resources

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


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

“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.

Hawley, John C. “Oke’s Odyssey.” America 2 Aug. 2004: 26. Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center. Web. 20 Nov. 2009.

Chihara, Michelle. “GraceLand: a Novel.” Mother Jones Mar.-Apr. 2004: 86. Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center. Web. 20 Nov. 2009.

Harrison, Sophie. “Jailhouse Rock” The New York Times Book Review. (22 Feb. 2004): Book Review Desk: p8.

“The Virgin of Flames” Kirkus Reviews. 74.22 (15 Nov. 2006): p1139. Literature Resource Center. Acdemic Search Premier

Lipsyte, Sam. “Motherless London” The New York Times Book Review. (19 Mar. 2006): Book Review Desk: p11(L). Literature Resource Center.

Karen Olsson. “The Recycled City” The New York Times Book Review. (Jan. 28, 2007): Book Review Desk: p8(L).

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.

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.;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.

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

‘Song for Night’ Highlights Hope, Despair. October 4, 2007
MICHEL MARTIN, host: Broadcast transcript, Audio file

Writer Chris Abani Taps Geopolitics, Emotion. November 7, 2007
FARAI CHIDEYA, host: Broadcast transcript, Audio file.

In Los Angeles, an Artist and a Stripper’s Story
MICHELE NORRIS, host: Broadcast transcript, Podcast

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