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African Poetry Book Fund + Prairie Schooner Book Fair

Date: Time: 10:00 am–3:00 pm
Andrews Hall Room: Bailey Library (Room 229)
Additional Info: ANDR
Contact: Siwar Masannat, prairieschooner@unl.edu
Join the African Poetry Book Fund and Prairie Schooner for a fall book fair on Wednesday, October 5 on UNL’s City Campus, featuring a book signing event by APBF chapbook authors Tryphena Yeboah and Rasaq Malik.

From 10 am - 3:00 pm, come browse books published through the African Poetry Book Fund as well as recent issues of Prairie Schooner. From 1:30 - 3:00 pm, meet authors Tryphena Yeboah (author of A Mouthful of Home) and Rasaq Malik (author of No Home In This Land), who will be signing copies of their chapbooks for sale.

Prairie Schooner, a national literary quarterly published with the support of the English Department at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the University of Nebraska Press, is home to the best fiction, poetry, essays, and reviews being published today by beginning, mid-career, and established writers.

The African Poetry Book Fund promotes and advances the development and publication of the poetic arts through its book series, contests, workshops, and seminars and through its collaborations with publishers, festivals, booking agents, colleges, universities, conferences and all other entities that share an interest in the poetic arts of Africa. APBF is committed to seeking the resources to support this mission and to ensure that all its efforts are carried out with excellence. Established through the generosity of Laura and Robert F.X. Sillerman, the APBF promotes the writing and publication of African poetry through an international complex of additional collaborations and partnerships.

Tryphena Yeboah is the author of the chapbook A Mouthful of Home, selected by Kwame Dawes and Chris Abani for the APBF New Generation African Poets Chapbook Series. Her stories have appeared in Narrative Magazine and Commonwealth Writers, among others. She is a Ph.D. student in English at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

Rasaq Malik is a graduate of the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. He is a cofounder of Àt??l?w??, the first digital journal devoted to publishing work written in the Yorùbá language. He is the author of the poetry chapbooks Home In This Land, selected for Chapbook Box edited by Kwame Dawes and Chris Abani, and The Other Names of Grief, published by Konya Shamsrumi. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in African American Review, Colorado Review, Crab Orchard Review, LitHub, Michigan Quarterly Review, Minnesota Review, New Orleans Review, Prairie Schooner, Poet Lore, Rattle, Salt Hill, Spillway, Stand, Verse Daily, and elsewhere. He won Honorable Mention in 2015 Best of the Net for his poem “Elegy,” published in One. In 2017, Rattle and Poet Lore nominated his poems for the Pushcart Prize. He was shortlisted for Brunel International African Poetry Prize in 2017. He was a finalist for Sillerman First Book for African Poets in 2018.

https://africanpoetrybf.unl.edu/

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