Mahtem Shiferraw

Mahtem Shiferraw is a poet and visual artist who grew up in Ethiopia and Eritrea. Her work has been published in various literary magazines, and in 2016 her full-length collection, Fuchsia, was published by the University of Nebraska Press. She holds an MFA in creative writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts.

  • What to Read Now books September 2017
    This is not the Africa you knew. These books, some rooted in Africa but mostly embedded in multiple lands, explore issues of race, equality, immigration, cultural shifts, and more. At their core, they...
  • The cover to Fuchsia by Mahtem Shiferraw
    Lincoln. University of Nebraska Press. 2016. 83 pages.  The futility of rage in the face of violence is among the many threads running through Fuchsia, winner of the 2016 Sillerman First Book...

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