THE BOOKSThe African Poetry Book Series is the major imprint of the African Poetry Book Fund. The Series consist of The New-Generation of African Poets Chapbook Set, New and Selected/Collected Series, Winners of the Sillerman and Glenna Luschei Prizes and African Poetry Translations.
African Poetry Libraries
Small poetry libraries on the African continent supporting aspiring and established poets.
The PrizesThe APBF administers three poetry book prizes annually, the Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poetry, The Glenna Luschei Prize for African Poetry , and in collaboration with Brunel University , the Brunel University African Poetry Prize.
African Poetry Book Fund
The APBF promotes and advances the development and publication of the poetic arts of Africa 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.
The APBF is supported by an international complex of additional collaborations and partnerships. Read more about our Partners.
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- ⚐ Meeting your African poets at UP August 11, 2016
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- Chapbook Box Set Reviewed By Washington Post April 14, 2016
- Ngwatilo Mawiyoo Interviewed at Roll of Nickels April 12, 2016
- Inua Ellams Gives TEDx Talk March 10, 2016
- Interview With Sillerman Prize Winner Safia Elhillo February 25, 2016