Abdourahman Waberi is the author of ten books, four of which have been translated into English (three novels and one collection of short fiction). A new bilingual collection of poems, The Nomads, My Brothers, Will Drink from the Big Dipper (Les Nomades, mes frères, vont boire à la grande ourse), is translated by Nancy Naomi Carlson, and will be published by Seagull Books in 2014. Waberi was born in Djibouti, and has spent a number of years living in France, where he worked as a literary consultant for Editions Le Serpent á plumes and as a literary critic for Le Monde Diplomatique. Honors include the Stefan-Georg-Preis, the Grand prix littéraire d’Afrique noir, and an award from PEN France. Waberi has been a guest scholar at Wellesley College and a visiting professor at Claremont McKenna College. He currently teaches Francophone literature at the George Washington University.
Beltway Poetry Quarterly: http://www.beltwaypoetry.com/poetry/poets/names/waberi-abdourahman/ Submitted by Kim Roberts, July 2014