New-Generation African Poets: A Chapbook Box Set (Sita)
Editors: Kwame Dawes and Chris Abani
Publisher: Akashic Books (2019)
The limited-edition box set is an annual project started in 2014 to ensure the publication of seven to ten chapbooks yearly by African poets through Akashic Books. The series seeks to identify the best poetry written by African poets working today, and it is especially interested in featuring poets who have not yet published their first full-length book of poetry.
The ten poets included in this box set are: Hiwot Adilow, Dalia Elhassan, Charity Hutete, Nour Kamel, Daisy Odey, Salawu Olajide, Musawenkosi Khanyile, Dina El Dessouky, Ama Asantewa Diaka, and 'Gbenga Adeoba.
"Akashic's annual project to identify the best poetry written by African poets working today enters its fourth year with this limited edition box set that includes work by 10 poets."
Praise for the chapbook series:
"Dawes and Abani have taken on the vital project of publishing short collections by contemporary poets from Africa, packaged together in beautiful boxed sets."
–New York Times Magazine