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Saddiq Dzukogi reads from his book YOUR CRIB, MY QIBLA

Date: Time: 5:00 pm–6:30 pm
Andrews Hall Room: Bailey Library
Additional Info: ANDR
Contact: Timothy Schaffert, tschaffert2@unl.edu
YOUR CRIB, MY QIBLA interrogates loss, the death of a child, and a father’s pursuit of language able to articulate grief. In these poems, the language of memory functions as a space of mourning, connecting the dead with the world of the living. Culminating in an imagined dialogue between the father and his deceased daughter in the intricate space of the family, YOUR CRIB, MY QIBLA explores grief, the fleeting nature of healing, and the constant obsession of memory as a language to reach the dead.

Saddiq Dzukogi holds a degree in mass communication from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria (Nigeria), and is pursuing a PhD in English at UNL. A 2017 finalist of the Brunel International African Poetry Prize, he is the author of INSIDE THE FLOWER ROOM, selected by Kwame Dawes and Chris Abani for the New Generation African Poets Chapbook series.

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