Chris Abani Portrait
© Sally Hubbard

Guest 2004.


Masters of the Board
Owerri, 1985
Kalakuta Republic
London, 2000
Daphne’s Lot
Red Hen Press
Los Angeles, 2003
C.H. Beck
München, 2004
Übersetzung: Thomas Brückner
Dog Woman
Red Hen Press
Los Angeles, 2004
Becoming Abigail
Akashic Books
New York, 2006
Hands Washing Water
Copper Canyon Press
Port Townsend WA, 2006
The Virgin of Flames
New York, 2007






Chris Abani [ Nigeria, USA ]

Chris Abani was born in Afikpo, Nigeria. He published his first novel “Masters of the Board” (1985) at the age of sixteen and for which he suffered severe political persecution. His other novel is “GraceLand” (2004) a coming of age novel about a young Nigerian Elvis impersonator and his struggle against overwhelming odds. His poetry collections include “Kalakuta Republic” (2000), “Daphne’s Lot” (2003), “Dog Woman” (2004) and "Hands Washing Water" (2006). He is the recipient of the 2001 PEN USA West Freedom-to-Write Award, the 2001 Prince Claus Award and a 2003 Lannan Literary Fellowship. He is a Middleton Fellow at the University of Southern California and is a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of California Riverside.