Chris Abani Board of Trustees Professor of English

Chris Abani, Board of Trustees Professor of English, is an acclaimed novelist, poet, essayist, screenwriter and playwright. His wide-ranging interests include African poetics, world literature, African presences in medieval and renaissance cultural spaces, West African music, and Yoruba and Igbo philosophy and religion. His novel Graceland (2004) won many awards, including the Hemmingway Foundation/PEN Award. His latest novel is The Secret History of Las Vegas (2014). In addition, he has authored many volumes of poetry and numerous essays and articles.