“Unbound: An Anthology of New Nigerian Poets Under 40” set to launch in March 2024

In an exciting development for the world of literature, Griots Lounge Publishing Canada has joined forces with esteemed editors Nduka Otiono and Darlington Chibueze Anuonye to unveil a groundbreaking poetry anthology, titled “Unbound: An Anthology of New Nigerian Poets Under 40.” 

Otiono is an Associate Professor and Director of the Institute of African Studies, Carleton University, while Anuonye is a Ph.D student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Research Assistant at the African Poetry Book Fund.

This eagerly anticipated literary masterpiece promises to captivate readers and critics alike with its powerful poetic voices.

Among the stellar lineup of contributors are renowned poets such as Tolu Oloruntoba, winner of both The Griffin Poetry Prize and the Governor General’s Award, and Romeo Oriogun, who clinched the prestigious 2022 Nigeria Prize for Literature. The anthology also features the talents of Saddiq M Dzukogi, Fumi Gaji, Gbenga Adeoba, Logan February, Amarachi Attamah, Ndubuisi Aniemeke, and many other notable wordsmiths.

“Unbound” stands as a trailblazing anthology that aims to ignite intergenerational dialogues with its literary predecessors, including Voices from the Fringes (1988), Poets in their Youth (1988), Gems Out of Africa: A Wake Anthology of 100 Nigerian Poets (1998), and Camouflage: Best of Contemporary Nigerian Writing (2006).

What sets “Unbound” apart is its unwavering focus on the emerging generation of Nigerian poets born in the late 20th and early 21st centuries, many of whom gained recognition through their writing on social media platforms. This anthology is poised to shine a spotlight on their distinctive voices and perspectives, adding a fresh dimension to the rich tapestry of Nigerian poetry.

Griots Lounge Publishing Canada plans to launch this literary gem in Canada and the United States before it makes its global debut. With meticulous curation and professional editing, this anthology is poised to reaffirm the enduring influence of Nigerian poetry on the international literary stage.

Exciting news for poetry enthusiasts: pre-orders are now available through the University of Toronto Press Distribution and all major bookstores in Canada and the United States. Secure your copy of “Unbound” via this pre-order link: [https://utpdistribution.com/9781738699346/unbound/


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