We're thrilled that the editorial team of Amazon's Kindle Singles program has selected Nigerian-born author Chris Abani's powerful personal essay, The Face: Cartography of the Void, as the featured title in their "Essays & Ideas" section:
Kindle Singles asserts that it offers "a vast spectrum of reporting, essays, memoirs, narratives, and short stories presented to educate, entertain, excite, and inform. Our writers take you places you can't get to any other way, on journeys of fact and fiction that share these common threads: they're the highest-quality work we can find, and at a length best suited to the ideas they present."
Now more timely than ever, Abani's entertaining and informative short memoir on race, identity, and history is a must-read. The San Francisco Chronicle raves, "Chris Abani's [The Face] is a fascinating meditation on identity that explores the novelist’s own mixed heritage and mixed feelings.… [Abani is] a true citizen of the world.… With great insight and compassion, Abani reveals that behind his—and every—face are unseen scars."