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Distracted Writing with Chris Abani September 13, 2013: At Sampsonia Way, Joshua Barnes talks to poet and novelist Chris Abani about books, writing, editing, and limits. We love what Abani has to say about his writing practice, and appreciate the distractions he needs and allows to filter through his writing. Abani says: I write everything longhand first. I grew up in West Africa so [...] by

Kwame Dawes and Chris Abani in conversation February 24, 2011: In his interview with Kwame Dawes for the Lannan Foundation, Chris Abani describes him as "the only one I know who can take money from a funding body to study salmon and end up writing a book about masculinity." The interview begins with a discussion of linguistic code switching-- Abani explains to the audience that in West Africa, being [...] by