Hafizah Augustus Geter, author portrait
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Hafizah Augustus Geter

Hafizah Augustus Geter is a Nigerian American writer, poet, and literary agent born in Zaria, Nigeria, and raised in Akron, Ohio, and Columbia, South Carolina. She is the author of the poetry collection Un-American, an NAACP Image Award and PEN Open Book Award finalist. Her writing has appeared in The New Yorker, Bomb, The Believer, The Paris Review, among many others. The poetry committee co-chair of the Brooklyn Literary Council, she is a Bread Loaf Katharine Bakeless nonfiction fellow, a Cave Canem poetry fellow, and a 92Y Women inPower Fellow and holds an MFA in nonfiction from New York University, where she was an Axinn Fellow. Hafizah lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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Videos from the 2024 First-Year Experience® Conference are now available

We’re pleased to share videos from the 2024 First-Year Experience® Conference. Whether you weren’t able to join us at the conference or would simply like to hear the talks again, please take a moment to view the clips below.   Penguin Random House Author Breakfast Monday, February 19th, 7:15 – 8:45 am PST This event

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FROM THE PAGE: An excerpt from Hafizah Augustus Geter’s The Black Period

Winner of the PEN Open Book Award Winner of the Lambda Literary Award A New Yorker Best Book of the Year A Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Book of the Year A Brittle Paper Notable African Book of the Year Finalist for the Chautauqua Prize Acclaimed poet Hafizah Augustus Geter reclaims her origin story in this “lyrical memoir” (The

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