D. M. Aderibigbe: How the End First Showed

MON, DEC 10, 2018 (49:54)

Crafting memories into compact verse, D. M. Aderibigbe traces the history of domestic and emotional abuse against women in his family. As a son, grandson, nephew, and brother, he rejects the tradition in his native Nigeria, where men are praised in song, refusing to offer tribute to men who dishonor their wives. Image: Book Cover

+ BIO: D. M. Aderibigbe

D.M. Aderibigbe was born in Lagos, Nigeria. He graduated with a BA in History and Strategic Studies from University of Lagos in 2014. His chapbook, In Praise of Our Absent Father was selected by Kwame Dawes and Chris Abani for the APBF New Generation African Poets Chapbook Series. He is the recipient of 2015 and 2016 fellowships and honours from Oristaglio Family Foundation, Entrekin Foundation, Dickinson House, Callaloo and Boston University where he is currently an MFA candidate in creative writing.

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