song for night

of all the books released this fall,
i most anticipate one: song for night,
a novella by chris abani. since graceland in 2004,
i've read each of his subsequent works.
abani's prose is naked, ingenious, and at times, devastating in its intensity.
words the kind that make you
wonder--for days--of the mind
from which they came.
a review of song for night in the los angeles times.


Lisa said...

Chris Abani's name keeps coming up. I'm going to have to read this work -- any recommendations to start?

iyan and egusi soup: said...


i imagine we'll hear about chris abani for years to come. i recommend beginning with graceland!

loomnie said...

I am still anxiously waiting for my copy of Graceland....

iyan and egusi soup: said...


looking forward to your thoughts on it!

Rona Fernandez said...

I'm about to start reading Graceland (mid-October) with Ching-in and hopefully other folks in my goodreads group. Join up at http://www.goodreads.com/ and join the 'Literary Fiction by People of Color' group.

iyan and egusi soup: said...

hello rona!

thank you for coming by, and for the link. look forward to your thoughts on graceland.