Reverse-Gentrification of the Literary World

Akashic Books

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Catalog Tag: Africa

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A truly exciting American debut from a Nigerian writer on Chris Abani’s new poetry imprint, Black Goat, with an introduction by Kwame Dawes.

Gomer’s Song


Award-winning poet Kwame Dawes explores the insidious nature of power and the limits of protest for Chris Abani’s Black Goat poetry series.



The debut title from Akashic’s Open Lens imprint: a universal tale of family, heritage, and the ties that bind, from the nationally best-selling author Randall Robinson.

Forthcoming Titles

Praise Song for the Butterflies


Forthcoming: 8/28/18

A young woman must learn to love and trust again after experiencing the brutality of ritual servitude in West Africa.
***WHILE SUPPLIES LAST, all copies purchased through our website will be signed by the author.
******Note that as of 12:30 PM on 6/8/18 we have sold all of our signed paperbacks. There are a limited number of signed hardcovers still available! Please contact with any questions or concerns.