Ms. Shiferraw received a cash award and publication of her manuscript (forthcoming) as part of the African Poetry Book Series by the University of Nebraska Press and Amalion Press in Senegal.

From Prairie Schooner:

Kwame Dawes, Director of the African Poetry Book Fund and Prairie Schooner Editor-in-Chief, says, “Every year, we wonder where the new and dynamic voices will emerge from to grab our attention, and this year has been no different. Shiferraw’s verse is elegantly formed work that explores with sophistication the complexities of exile and return, of memory and hope in the future through sharply-honed images, and through a vulnerability that is haunting and disarming.”

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