Extracts from Fiction
- Beginning of Graceland (2004), Today, NBC, 2005.
- First four chapters of Becoming Abigail (2006), Truthdig, 19 April 2006.
- 'Chris Abani Reading a Passage from His Novel Becoming Abigail', News & Notes: Web Extra, NPR, 19 May 2006. Audio.
- From Song for Night, PEN American Center, 2007.
- 'Friday - Excerpted from a novel in progress', Sentinel Nigeria 5 (February-April 2011).
- 'Ode to Joy' & 'Jacobs Ladder' (from Kalakuta Republic), & 'Auckland: Some Notations of Value' (published in revised version as 'Auckland' in Hands Washing Water), new zealand electronic poetry centre, 2003.
- '1945' (from Daphne's Lot), Geoffrey Philps' Blog, 21 February 2011.
- 'Blue' (from Dog Woman), Poetry Foundation, 2004.
- 'Chant' (from Dog Woman), Poetry Foundation, 2004.
- 'Dog Woman' (from Dog Woman), Poetry Foundation, 2004.
- 'In the Middle of Dinner' (from Dog Woman), Poetry Foundation, 2004.
- 'Unholy Women' (from Dog Woman), Poetry Foundation, 2004.
- 'There Are No Names for Red' (section XX of There Are No Names for Red), new zealand electronic poetry centre, April 2006.
- 'Durban, South Africa - Some Notations of Value' (from Hands Washing Water), Poetry Foundation, 2006.
- 'Hanging in Egypt with Breyten Breytenbach' (from Hands Washing Water), Poetry Foundation, 2006.
- 'The New Religion' (from Hands Washing Water), Poetry Foundation, 2006.
- 'War Widow' (from Hands Washing Water), Poetry Foundation, 2006.
- 'War Widow' (from Hands Washing Water), Poetry Read Out Loud, 2006.
- 'The New Religion' (from Hands Washing Water) & 'There Are No Names for Red' (section XX of There Are No Names for Red), PEN American Center, 2006.
- 'Four Selections from There Are No Names for Red' (sections XIII, XIV, XV & XVI), Blackbird 6.2 (Fall 2007).
- 'From Sanctificum' (an early version of the opening poem of the section 'Renewal'), Blackbird 6.2 (Fall 2007).
- 'Sanctificum' (from Sanctificum) and 'There Are No Names for Red' (sections I to VI of There Are no Names for Red), Diode 1.1 (Fall 2007).
- 'There Are No Names for Red' (sections I, II, III, VI, XI & XVI of There Are No Names for Red), Sentinel Poetry 59 (November 2007).
- 'Chris Abani reading three poems at the 2008 Dodge Poetry Festival' ('Geography Lesson', 'The New Religion' and 'Histories, #1'), You Tube, video.
- 'Elephants', SPECS Journal of Art and Culture 2.1 (2009), pp. 11-12.
- 'Histories', SPECS Journal of Art and Culture 2.1 (2009), pp. 13-16.
- 'Say Something about Child's Play' (from Hands Washing Water), goodreads, 2010.
- 'Om' (from Sanctificum), Poets & Writers Magazine, 2010.
Articles, Essays & Lectures
- 'Africans can't shake mythic past in contemporary collection', review of The Prophet of Zongo Street, by Mohammed Naseehu Ali, San Francisco Chronicle, 21 August 2005.
- 'Abigail and My Becoming', Truthdig, 19 April 2006.
- 'Divided hearts', review of The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears, by Dinaw Mengestu, Los Angeles Times, 4 March 2007. Also published as 'Dante, Beatrice in a narrative of immigration', Baltimore Sun, 11 March 2007.
- 'Chris Abani on the Stories of Africa', TED, June 2007 [published on the web August 2007]. Video.
- 'Chris Abani Muses on Humanity', TED, February 2008 [published on the web July 2008]. Video.
- 'Chris Abani Speaks at A Tribute to Chinua Achebe', PEN American Center, 2008. Audio.
- Review of Slumberland, by Paul Beatty, Los Angeles Times, 15 June 2008.
- 'What Men Aren't Telling Us', O: The Oprah Magazine, July 2008.
- 'Coming to America: A Remix', Tarpaulin Sky 14 (Summer 2008).
- 'When we cannot look away', Age, 18 October 2008. Extract from Abani's opening address at the Brisbane Writers Festival.
- 'Ethics and Narrative: the Human and Other', Witness 22, issue on 'Dismissing Africa' (2009), pp. 167-173.
- 'Lagos: A Pilgrimage in Notations', in African Cities Reader I: Pan-African Practices, ed. Ntone Edjabe & Edgar Pietersepp (Cape Town: African Centre for Cities & Chimurenga, 2010), pp. 1-8.
- 'For Chris Akunda', Pilgrimages, 3 July 2010.
- 'Las Vegas: The Last African City', in African Cities Reader II: Mobilities & Fixtures, ed. Ntone Edjabe & Edgar Pieterse (Cape Town: African Centre for Cities & Chimurenga, 2011), pp. 89-91.
- 'Humanity's willing curator', Mail & Guardian, 7 October 2011.
- UCR CHASS Group 2 Commencement Speech (16 June 2012), YouTube, 5 July 2012.
- 'Chinua Achebe: My Complicated Literary Father', Wall Street Journal, 25 March 2013.
- 'Our Living Ancestor: Chris Abani Remembers Chinua Achebe', Daily Beast, 26 March 2013.
- 'Chris Abani on PEN World Voices', PEN American Center, undated. Short video.
- Interview by Michael Krasny, Forum, KQED, 31 May 2004. Audio.
- 'Conversation: Chris Abani & Walter Mosley', PEN American Center, 2004. Video file recorded during the PEN Foreign Exchanges I.
- 'The model of African wars', Voices in Wartime (2005, documentary film). Transcript.
- 'An Interview with Chris Abani', by Carlye Archibeque, Poetix, 2005.
- Interview with Kate Durbin, Elegant Variation, 4 April 2007.
- 'Chris Abani in Conversation with Richard Wolinsky', Bookwaves, KPFA, 8 April 2004. Audio. Recorded on 26 February 2006.
- Interview by Elizabeth Austen, The Beat, KUOW, 28 February 2005. Audio. Chris Abani section starts at 33:41.
- 'Chris Abani Interview', by Connie Martinson, Drucker Institute, 2006. Video.
- 'Interview with Chris Abani', by David Inge, Focus 580, WILL-AM 580, 3 April 2006. Audio.
- 'Chris Abani: The Truthdig Interview', by Zuade Kaufman, Truthdig, 19 April 2006. Transcript & audio.
- 'Exiles in America', PEN American Center, 27 April 2006. Audio.
- 'PEN and Telling', Brian Lehrer Show, WNYC, 28 April 2006. Audio.
- 'Becoming Abigail: Chris Abani's Next Novel', by Farai Chideya, News & Notes, NPR, 19 May 2006. Audio.
- 'An Interview With Poet and Fiction Writer Chris Abani', by Ron Singer, Poets & Writers Magazine [online], 1 June 2006.
- 'Chris Abani and Colm Tóibín in Conversation', Bomb 96 (Summer 2006), pp. 30-35. Published online as 'Chris Abani, by Colm Tóibín'. Also available as an audio interview.
- Interview by Nancy Nangeroni & Gordene O. MacKenzie, Gender Talk 577, 23 September 2006. Chris Abani section starts at 1:39:11.
- Interview by Daisy Hernández, Colorlines (November-December 2006).
- 'Awards Do Not Make Good Writers', by Morenike Taire, AfricanWriter.com, 21 May 2007. Originally published in Vanguard.
- 'Song for Night Highlights Hope, Despair', by Michel Martin, Tell Me More, NPR, 4 October 2007. Transcript and audio.
- 'Writer Chris Abani Taps Geopolitics, Emotions', by Farai Chideya, News & Notes, NPR, 7 November 2007. Audio.
- 'At the Confluences', interview by Amatoritsero Ede, Sentinel Poetry 59 (November 2007).
- 'Donna Seaman Interviews poet Chris Abani', Open Books, @ your library, 16 March 2007.
- 'Author Interview: Chris Abani', by Dominique McCafferty, Riverside Public Library, 16 March 2007.
- 'Cristina García' by Chris Abani, Bomb 99 (Spring 2007), pp. 34-37.
- Interview with Juliet C. Kinkade, Mary Magazine (Spring 2007).
- 'Stray Questions for: Chris Abani', by Dwight Garner, New York Times, 22 June 2007.
- 'From apartheid to Darfur: Africa's struggle against disdain', event with Chris Abani, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Alexandra Fuller, Chenjerai Hove and Wole Soyinka, Black Mountain Institute, 11 September 2007. Audio file.
- Interview with Gabriela Jauregui, ARTSblock Live!, KCET, 28 January 2008. Audio.
- 'Chinua Achebe and Chris Abani', by Leonard Lopate, Leonard Lopate Show, WNYC, 26 February 2008. Audio.
- Interview by Andrew Denton, Enough Rope, ABC (Australia), 6 October 2008. Transcript, audio file & video excerpt.
- 'International Dreamer: Chris Abani', by Carl Lindgren, Map Magazine, 5 December 2008.
- 'A Conversation with Chris Abani', by Patty Paine, Blackbird 8.1 (Spring 2009). Transcript & audio. Recorded on 23 April 2008.
- 'Chris Abani: A long way from persecution and jail', by Mwabi Kaira-Murdock, Jamati Online, 9 March 2008.
- Writing Matters 9.3 (Spring 2009), pp. 3-4.
- 'Q&A with Nigerian author Chris Abani', by Paige Parker, Daily Bruin, 3 May 2009.
- 'Foregrounding Agency in the Melancholy of Alienation', Center for the Humanities: University of Wisconsin-Madison, 13 April 2010. Scroll down the page: low quality audio.
- 'Compassion, Courage, and Doubt... You Know, the Small Stuff: An interview with Nigerian Writer Chris Abani', by Jeff Severns Guntzel, Utne Reader (June 2010).
- 'From the Archives: A Conversation with Chris Abani', by Sarah Shook & Laura Brink, Molossus, 2 August 2010. Transcript of a 2007 interview first published in World Literature Today 2 (2008).
- 'Encounters: Chris Abani', by Marie Elizabeth Mali, Union Station Magazine (July 2010).
- Interview with Rafael F.J. Alvarado, Blogtalkradio, 9 August 2010. Audio.
- 'Kwame Dawes with Chris Abani: Reading and Conversation', Lannan Foundation, 29 September 2010. Audio & video.
- 'Chris Abani', Time Out, special issue on 'Celebrating Nigeria at 50' (October 2010), p. 73.
- 'Nigerian Author, Chris Abani, on Writing, Politics and the Controversy Over Graceland', by Ebele Chizea, Drumtide Magazine, 19 November 2010.
- 'A conversation with Chris Abani', by Unoma Azuah, Sentinel Nigeria 5 (February-April 2011).
- 'Chris Abani, Nigerian Writer and Political Activist', by Steve Scher, Weekday, KUOW (NPR), 5 April 2011. Audio. Extracts also broadcast as 'Best Of Weekday: Chris Abani and Paul Farmer', by Steve Scher, KUOW (NPR), 5 October 2011 (Chris Abani section starts at 3:35).
- 'Chris Abani, Nigeria', by Iris Pronk, Trouw, 17 June 2003. In Dutch. Chris Abani comments on his poem 'Things to Do in London When You Are Dead'.
- 'Call for Submissions: Lagos Noir', Naijablog, 1 June 2007.
- 'A Reading by Chris Abani', by Jeff Lodge, Blackbird 8.1 (Spring 2009). Transcript & audio (recorded on 23 April 2008).
- 'The Importance of the Humanities: Viewpoints', Humanities (Spring 2009), p. 2.
- Dawson, Ashley, 'Surplus City: Structural Adjustment, Self-Fashioning, and Urban Insurrection in Chris Abani's Graceland', Interventions 11.1 (March 2009), pp. 16-34.
- Dawson, Ashley, 'Cargo Culture: Literature in an Age of Mass Displacement', WSQ: Women's Studies Quarterly, 38.1&2 (Spring-Summer 2010), pp. 178-193. Includes a discussion of Becoming Abigail.
- Kattanek, Sita Maria, 'The Nigerian Coming-of-Age Novel as a Globalization Device: A Reading of Chris Abani's GraceLand', Rupkatha: Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities 3.3 (2011), pp. 426-433.
- Krishnan, Madhu, 'Biafra and the Aesthetics of Closure in the Third Generation Nigerian Novel', Rupkatha: Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities 2.2 (2010), pp. 185-195. Includes a discussion of GraceLand.
- Krishnan, Madhu, 'Beyond Tradition and Progress: Re-imagining Nigeria in Chris Abani's GraceLand', Anglistica 15.1 (2011), pp. 97-106.
- Luburić-Cvijanović, Arijana, 'Innocence and Experience: Echoes of William Blake and Ágota Kristóf in Chris Abani's Song for Night', in English Language and Anglophone Literatures Today: Proceedings, ed. Ljiljana Subotić (Novi Sad: Filozofski fakultet u Novom Sadu, 2011), pp. 480-489.
- Patterson-Stein, Jacob, 'De-Nationalizing American Music in the "Third Space" of Graceland', eSharp 13, issue on 'Atlantic Exchanges' (Spring 2009), pp. 48-68.
- Sereda, Stefan, 'Riffing on Resistance: Music in Chris Abani's Graceland', Ariel 39.4 (October 2008), pp. 31-47.
- Tunca, Daria, '"We die only once, and for such a long time": Approaching Trauma through Translocation in Chris Abani's Song for Night', in Postcolonial Translocations, ed. Silke Stroh, Marga Munkelt, Markus Schmitz & Mark Stein (Amsterdam & New York: Rodopi, forthcoming). Click 'request copy'.
- Chasen, Laura Elizabeth, 'Dislocated Subjects: Transnational Forced Prostitution, African Female Bodies and Corporeal Resistance', MA thesis, Georgetown University, USA, 2010, 58 pp. Contains a chapter on Becoming Abigail (pp. 26-47).
- Denison, Sheri, 'Walking through the Shadows: Ruins, Reflections, and Resistance in the Postcolonial Gothic Novel', Indiana University of Pennsylvania, USA, 2009, 415 pp. Contains a section on The Virgin of Flames (pp. 328-338).
- Hartwiger, Alexander, 'Cosmopolitan Pedagogy: Reading Postcolonial Literature in an Age of Globalization', PhD thesis, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, USA, 2010, 216 pp. Contains a section on GraceLand (pp. 189-205), and discusses Becoming Abigail and Song for Night, passim.
- Mackey, Allison E., 'Apparitions of Planetary Consciousness in Contemporary Coming-of-Age Narratives: Reimagining Knowledge, Responsibility and Belonging', PhD thesis, McMaster University, Canada, 2011, 285 pp. Includes a short discussion of Song for Night (pp. 228-232).
- Ohwovoriole, Benjamin Cyril Oghenekaro, 'Structure and Characterisation as Metaphors for Neurological Disorder in Chris Abani's GraceLand', MA thesis, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2009, 104 pp.
- Ouma, Christopher Ernest Werimo, 'Childhood in Contemporary Nigerian Fiction', PhD thesis, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2011, 340 pp, passim. Contains various sections on GraceLand and The Virgin of Flames.
- Phillips, Delores B., 'In Questionable Taste: Eating Culture, Cooking Culture in Anglophone Postcolonial Texts', PhD dissertation, University of Maryland, College Park, USA, 2009. Contains a chapter entitled 'The Excesses of this World: The Cookbook Form's Unwillingness to Report The News', which partly deals with GraceLand (pp. 108-137).
- Smit, Willem Jacobus, 'Becoming the Third Generation: Negotiating Modern Selves in Nigerian Bildungsromane of the 21st Century', MA thesis, Stellenbosch University, South Africa, 2009, 128 pp. Contains a chapter on GraceLand (pp. 87-116).
- 'Reading Group Guide: GraceLand', Macmillan, undated.
- 'Study questions for GraceLand', Just Buffalo (Babel 2010-2011 booklet), pp. 6-7.
- Mudede, Charles Tonderai, 'Way Out of Africa', Poetry Foundation, undated. See also a biography on the same website.
- Taggart, Phil, 'Nigerian Elvis comes to Oxnard', Ventoura County Reporter, 29 June 2006.
- Salafranca, Arja, 'Arja Salafranca on Chris Abani', LitNet, 10 October 2006.
- Akubuiro, Henry, 'Chimamanda opened the door of success for me in US', Daily Sun (Nigeria), 6 May 2007.
- Rabalais, Kevin, 'The clarity of distance', Australian, 30 August 2008, p. 8.
- Pohl, R.D., 'Chris Abani: "Terror is a state of complete understanding..."', Buffalo News, 23 April 2009.
- 'Chris Abani', Just Buffalo (Babel 2010-2011 booklet), pp. 2-3.
- Endolyn, Osayi, 'Transcending Worldview with Chris Abani, Connector, 6 March 2011.
- Fulton, Ben, 'Nigerian author: Art makes the difficult easier', Salt Lake Tribune, 5 May 2011.
- Adebisi, Yemi, 'Things Fall Apart, My First Love - Abani', Daily Independent, 16 July 2011.
- Publishers Weekly 250.46 (17 November 2003), p. 39. Short review.
- Athitakis, Mark, 'GraceLand shimmers with outrage, redemption', Minneapolis Star Tribune, 7 February 2004.
- Balistreri, Alex, 'Graceland a graceful read', Daily Cardinal (University of Madison-Wisconsin), 30 March 2004.
- Bukiet, Melvin Jules, 'Coming of age amid the horror of Nigeria's urban decay', Boston Globe, 11 April 2004, p. D7.
- Chihara, Michelle, Mother Jones 29.2 (March-April 2004), p. 86.
- Cryer, Dan, 'Coming of age in a troubled country', Chicago Tribune, 29 February 2004.
- Eriksson, Magnus, 'Afrikanska rockdrömmar', SvD, 19 January 2010. In Swedish.
- Griswold, Sheridan, Mmegi, 17 June 2005.
- Harrison, Sophie, 'Jailhouse Rock', New York Times (Books Review), 22 February 2004, p. 8.
- Hawley, John C., 'Oke's Odyssey', America 191.3 (2-9 August 2004), pp. 25-27.
- Lloyd McMichael, Barbara, 'A Nigerian Elvis coming of age in the streets of Lagos', Seattle Times, 27 February 2004.
- Moore, Elaine, Africa Policy Journal 1 (Spring 2006), pp. 114-115. Scroll down to p. 114.
- O'Kelley, Patrick, Seattle Weekly, 25 February 2004.
- Rubin, Merle, 'Graceland is a study in Nigeria's many contrasts', Los Angeles Times, 5 April 2004.
- Tepper, Anderson, 'Squatter Writes', Village Voice, 10 February 2004.
- Wolff, Carlo, 'All shook up', San Francisco Chronicle, 29 February 2004.
- Africultures (March 2010). In French. Short review.
- Publishers Weekly (9 January 2006), pp. 30-31. Short review.
- Athitakis, Mark, Chicago Reader, 30 March 2006. Short review.
- Bryant, Janice K., 'Things Fall Apart', Essence 37.1 (May 2006), p. 85.
- Ehrenreich, Ben, 'Persistence of Memory', Los Angeles Times, 14 May 2006.
- Esehagu, Rosemary, 'Chris Abani's Becoming Abigail: The Mind in Pain', American Chronicle, 4 November 2006.
- Heacox, Daniel, 'The Movement of Time in Chris Abani's Becoming Abigail', Pitkin Review (Spring 2008).
- Helgesson, Stefan, 'Ömsint komik och brutal fasa', Dagens Nyheter, 14 November 2009. In Swedish.
- Ihara, Nathan, 'Poor, Solitary, Nasty, Brutish and Short', LA Weekly, 30 April 2006.
- Karbo, Karen, Entertainment Weekly 871, 7 April 2006. Very short review. [online version: 31 March 2006]
- Lingebrandt, Ann, 'Mörkrets smärta', Helsingborgs Dagblad, 14 December 2009. In Swedish.
- Lipsyte Sam, 'Motherless London', New York Times, 19 March 2006, p. 11.
- Messinger, Jonathan, Time Out Chicago, 26 February 2005.
- Von Born, Heidi, 'Att erövra sitt liv', SvD, 17 October 2008. In Swedish.
- Wardyn, Tim, Ink19 (April 2006).
- Weaver, Jason, Spike Magazine (March 2008). Also in Spike Magazine: The Book (2010), pp. 7-11.
Song for Night
- Africultures (March 2011). In French. Short review.
- Publishers Weekly 254.26 (25 June 2007), p. 29. Short review.
- Allan, Hawa, 'Coming of Age in Child Soldier Literature', Brooklyn Rail, July-August 2011.
- Bernard, Louise, 'Silent Warrior', Washington Post, 2 September 2007, p. T4.
- Broberg, Oskar, 'Brutalt och inkännande', Alba 4 (2008). In Swedish.
- Byrne, Peter, 'Death Singing', Swans, 1 December 2008.
- Casey, Maud, 'Broken Boy Soldier', New York Times, 16 September 2007, p. 14.
- Chanda, Tirthankar, 'Chris Abani, l'histoire et l'horreur des enfants-soldats', RFI, 18 March 2011. In French.
- Flakierski, Gregor, 'Visst finns det afrikansk litteratur', Flamman, 10 November 2010. In Swedish.
- Gluckstern, Nicole, San Francisco Bay Guardian, 25 September 2007.
- Hagberg, Stefan, 'En läsning långt ifrån förströelsens', Alba 4 (2010). In Swedish.
- Josefsson, Erika, 'Abani prövar våra gränser', SvD, 27 September 2010. In Swedish.
- Knox, Malcolm, 'Haunted by the ghosts in a child soldier's life', Sydney Morning Herald, 8 November 2008, p. 26.
- Krauth, Nigel, ' A hope found in lost words', Australian, 9 August 2008, p. 10.
- Lee, Youyoung, Entertainment Weekly, 31 August 2007.
- Marsh, Molly, 'Building bridges', Sojourners Magazine 37.10, 1 November 2008, p. 52. Very short review.
- Pak Poy, Patricia, Eureka Street 18.16 (15 August 2008).
- Reyn, Irina, 'Boyhood lost', Los Angeles Times, 2 September 2007.
- Saunders, Kate, Times, 11 October 2008, Books p. 13. Very short review.
- Scholl, Peter, Sigma Tau Delta (Fall 2009), p. 5. Scroll down to p. 5 of the pdf, or view this review in html.
- Schottenius, Maria, Dagens Nyheter, 13 January 2011.
- Serafin, Anne, Multicultural Review 17.1 (Spring 2008), p. 45. Short review.
- Torday, Daniel, 'Broken Boy Soldier', Esquire, 3 October 2007.
- Trilling, Daniel, 'You're never too young to kill', Observer (Review), 7 September 2008, p. 23.
- Wood, Liana, 'Armed struggle', New Statesman 137.4894, 28 April 2008, p. 59. Short review.
- Zott, Debra, Transnational Literature 1.1 (1 November 2008).
The Virgin of Flames
- New Yorker 82.46 (22 January 2007), p. 85. Very short review.
- Publishers Weekly 253.44 (6 November 2006), p. 37. Short review.
- Athitakis, Mark, Washington City Paper, 9 February 2007. Scroll down the page. Short review.
- Barrios, Gregg, 'Mistaken Identity', San Antonio Current, 27 February 2007.
- Cheuse, Alan, 'Chris Abani's new novel of art and obsession', Chicago Tribune, 4 February 2007.
- Cheuse, Alan, 'In Los Angeles, an Artist and a Stripper's Story ', All Things Considered, NPR, 6 February 2007. Audio.
- DeLuca, Dan, 'Poems, a novel with language most luminous', Philadelphia Inquirer, 14 March 2007. Also reviews Hands Washing Water.
- Harmanci, Reyhan, 'Layered L.A. story', San Francisco Chronicle, 22 February 2007, p. G26.
- Heller Amanda, Boston Globe, 17 January 2007, p. D5. Short review.
- Ikheloa, Ikhide R., 'The Virgins Of Flaming Change', AfricanWriter.com, 4 June 2007.
- Lee-Youngren, Tiffany, 'The best things in life are free, but you can give it to the bird...', San Diego Union-Tribune, 4 March 2007, Books p. 7.
- Lloyd McMichael, Barbara, 'Seeking salvation in L.A.'s heart of darkness', Seattle Times, 2 February 2007. Also reviews Hands Washing Water.
- Martínez, Rubén, 'Peripheral visions', Los Angeles Times, 28 January 2007.
- Nwakanma, Obi, Vanguard, 7 July 2007.
- Olsson, Karen, 'The Recycled City', New York Times, 28 January 2007, p. 8.
- Pastorek, Whitney, Entertainment Weekly 918-919 (2 February 2007). Very short review. [online version: 26 January 2007]
- Saidullah, Ahmad, Quarterly Conversation 8 (Summer 2007).
- Savage, Megan, Indiana Review 29.2 (Winter 2007).
- Smiley, Jane, ' Our lady of east LA', Guardian (Review), 21 April 2007, p. 17.
- Tierney, Thane, 'Living on the Edge', Bookpage, date unknown.
- Tripney, Natasha, 'Outsider chic', New Statesman 138.4847 (4 June 2007), p. 59. Short review.
- Boran, Pat, 'Where hope and innocence survive', Sunday Tribune, 21 January 2001.
- Winder, Robert, 'Prison Literature', New Statesman 130.4538, 21 May 2001, p. 52-53.
Hands Washing Water
- Archibeque, Carlye, poeticdiversity 5.1 (April 2007).
- DeLuca, Dan, 'Poems, a novel with language most luminous', Philadelphia Inquirer, 14 March 2007. Also reviews The Virgin of Flames.
- Lloyd McMichael, Barbara, 'Seeking salvation in L.A.'s heart of darkness', Seattle Times, 2 February 2007. Also reviews The Virgin of Flames.
- Peterson, Katie, 'Verse collections offer variety of voices, images', Chicago Tribune, 11 February 2007. Short review.
- Pride, Felicia, 'Akashic Takes Black Goat', Publishers Weekly 254.36 (10 September 2007), p. 11. [online version: 7 September 2007]
- Ndukwe, Johnson, 'Nigeria's Chris Abani wins American prize', Vanguard, 8 July 2008.
- Nelson, Davia & Nikka Silva, 'A Woman's Mission: To Teach Birth Control In Nigeria', All Things Considered, NPR, 6 May 2010. Audio & transcript. On Chris Abani's mother, Daphne Mae Hunt; includes comments by Abani. Transcript also published as 'How I and my white mother taught Igbo women birth control', Nation, 23 May 2010.
- Kellogg, Carolyn, 'Writers chronicle Africa in sync with World Cup', Los Angeles Times, 7 July 2010.
- Kellogg, Carolyn, 'Chris Abani's Graceland removed from Florida reading list', Los Angeles Times, 9 August 2010.
- Pohl, R.D., 'BABEL series author Abani's Graceland removed from high school', Buffalo News, 15 August 2010.
- Rosenblum, Gail, 'A persistent student books a world-class storyteller', Minneapolis Star Tribune, 6 April 2011.
- 'Chris Abani on Writing, Ethics, and Human Identity', LoomisChaffee Campus News, 19 April 2011.
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