Chris Abani

(Afikpo)

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Christopher "Chris" Abani (born 27 December 1966) is a Nigerian author. He is part of a new generation of Nigerian writers working to convey to an English-speaking audience the experience of those born and raised in "that troubled African nation".

Abani was born in Afikpo, Nigeria. His father was Igbo, while his mother was English-born.

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Unholy Women

But of course these poems are

about men,

which we become by defining how
we are not women

and

so becoming

a shadow devouring the light to find the limits

which is what Richard Pryor would have told Joan of Arc
in a joke funnier for being sexist

"It's a man thang."

And of course there is God

and its problematic relationship ...

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