• 24 Citations
1985 …2017

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Personal profile

Research Interests

Chris Abani is a novelist, poet, essayist, screenwriter and playwright. His fields of interest include African Poetics, World Literature, 20th Century British and American Literature, African Presences in Medieval and Renaissance Cultural Spaces, The Architecture of Cities and their Potential Symbiotic Relationship with their Populations, West African Music, Postcolonial and Transnational Theory, Robotics and Consciousness, Yoruba and Igbo Philosophy and Religion.

Education/Academic qualification

Gender, Society, and Culture, MA, Birkbeck University of London

English and Literary Studies, BA, Illinois State University

Literature and Creative Writing, PhD, University of Southern California

English, MA, University of Southern California

Research interests

  • African literature
  • Creative writing
  • Gender Studies
  • Poetics and poetry
  • Postcolonial literature
  • The novel
  • Twentieth century literature

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Research Output

An Introduction in Two Movements

Abani, C., 2017, New-Generation African Poets: A Chapbook Box Set (Nne). Dawes, K. & Abani, C. (eds.). Brooklyn, NY

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingForeword/postscript

Foreword

Abani, C., 2017, Nowhere to Arrive. Northwestern University Press, (Drinking Gourd Chapbook Poetry Prize).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingForeword/postscript

Foreword

Abani, C., 2017, The University of Hip-Hop. Northwestern University Press, (Drinking Gourd Chapbook Poetry Prize).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingForeword/postscript

An Introduction in Two Movements

Abani, C., 2016, New-Generation African Poets: A Chapbook Box Set (Tatu). Dawes, K. & Abani, C. (eds.). Brooklyn, NY: Akashic Books

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingForeword/postscript

Breakfast

Abani, C., 2016, In : Prairie Schooner. 90, 4

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle