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Aberjhani: Born in the United States, Aberjhani was educated at several American colleges according to his posted CVs and served in the U.S. Air Force and Reserves for almost a decade. His writing career started with the Air Force as a photo-journalist and editor in Alaska and England. He later became a well-known spoken word artist and poet. His work appeared frequently in ESSENCE Magazine during the 1990s but he himself withdrew from public performances to become a caregiver, an experience the author has described in his book, The American Poet Who Went Home Again. His versatility as a writer is exceptional because he has published more than half a dozen books and won recognition in just about every category: journalism, poetry, creative nonfiction, fiction, history, etc. Depending on who you ask, he's most famous for either his first book, I Made My Boy Out of Poetry, or the Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance, which won three major awards.

  • also known as Skylark
  • born on (58 years ago) in Savannah
  • ethnicity: African American, Native Americans in the United States, Multiracial American
  • nationality: United States of America
  • profession: Writer, author, poet, journalist, lyricist, editor, website content writer, book editor, publisher, bookseller
  • written works: "The Bridge of Silver Wings", "Uncut Goodies", "Savannah Literary Journal 1994", "Savannah Literary Journal 2000", "Savannah Literary Journal 2001", "Harlem Renaissance Way Down South", "Barack Obama Extends Historical Legacy "Astride the Promise of Change"", "Literary Savannah Magazine Launches with Winter Edition", "Obama, the Tea Party, and the Art of Political Persuasions Part 1", "Literary Savannah (Magazine)", "Nuclear Snow in Japanese Springtime An Editorial Poem-Commentary", "Report on 2011 International Year Part 6: Day to End Racism", "As Egypt Howls and History Tweets", "Google eBooks Launch Today and Present Top 10 Bestselling Titles", "John Legend and The Roots Issue Wake Up Call Part 2", "A Poem for a Poet", "Black History Month Enhanced by International Year for People of African Descent", "Black History Month: What Would Du Bois Do Today?", "To Walk a Lifetime in Michael Jackson's Moccasins", "Savannah Talks Troy Anthony Davis No. 12: U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Appeal", "Countdown of 10 Great Moments in 2010 Part 4 Cultured Ladies and Political Gents", "Obama, the Tea Party, and the Art of Political Persuasions Part 2", "The Passion-Driven Writer and the Digital-Age Literary Marketplace", "10 Great Moments in African-American History", "Countdown of 10 Great Moments in 2010 Part 3, The Prisoner and the Poet", "Savannah Talks Troy Anthony Davis No. 2: The World and Mr. Davis", "Regarding Rituals, Elegies, and This New Year 2011", "The Day the Word "Nigger" Entered My Life", "Jazz Legend Abbey Lincoln Was Also a Poet", "Michael Jackson and Summertime from This Point On", "Savannah Talks Troy Anthony Davis No. 11: Judge Moore says "Not innocent"", "Countdown of 10 Great Moments in 2010 Part 7 Barack Obama and The NUL", "Countdown of 10 Great Moments in 2010 Part 5 The Dancer and the Screenwriter", "Report on 2011 International Year Part 5 Haiti's Poetics of Pain and Resilience", "Savannah Artists Combine Creative Resources to Assist Haiti", "Savannah Expands Rich Literary Culture (part 2): Going Home", "Christmas When Music Almost Killed the World", "Author Toni Morrison's Passion for Historic Truth Revelaled", "Events, Books Highlight Flannery O'Connor Legacy (part 2) Her Life and Times", "Events, Books Highlight Flannery O'Connor Legacy (part 3) The N-Word Factor", "C-SPAN's LCV 2011 U.S. Cities Tour Wraps up Savannah Shoot, Now in Charleston", "President Barack Obama and the Message Beyond the Photograph", "W.E.B. Du Bois and the Unfolding History of the 21st Century", "John Legend and Roots Issue Wake Up Call Part 1", "New Connect Savannah Features Tributes to Poet Clinton D. Powell", "Events, Books Highlight Flannery O'Connor Legacy (part 4) Those Who Wait", "Breakthrough Artist Amiri Farris Launches Multimedia Black History Month Platform", "What Death of Osama Bin Laden Indicates About Barack Obama's Leadership", "Savannah Talks Troy Anthony Davis No. 8", "Savannah Talks Troy Anthony Davis No. 9"
  • some of the awards:
      • Award for Journalistic Excellence - "Jet 48 Weekly Magazine" (Presented by USAFE of Germany and Great Britain)
      • Freedom Foundation Essay Competition - "Journalism" (Bronze Medal)
      • Critics Pick for Best Author (Presented by Creative Loafing News Magazine)
      • Irene Tromble McAlister Literary Prize - "For poem "Sweet Brother Beat-Bop Daddy K" on the life of Jack Kerouac" (Published and announced in 2000 Savannah Literary Journal)
      • Choice Academic Title of the Year (Presented by the American Library Association)
      • New Jersey Notable Book Award (Presented by the NJ Center for the Book under the umbrella of the Library of Congress Center for the Book), with Sandra L. West
      • Best Savannah Poet and Spoken Word Artist of the Year - "Black Skylark ZPed Music Player Website" (Featu5red new and selected poems.)
      • Red Room Hall of Fame Inductee - "Works in Multiple Genres" (Body of work up until 2009)
      • Michael Jackson Tribute Portrait VIP Dot - "Looking at the World through Michael Jackson's Left Eye (Part 1)"
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Google previewEncyclopedia of the African Diaspora: Origins, Experiences, and Culture (2008)

Origins, Experiences, and Culture by Carole Elizabeth Boyce Davies

FURTHER READING Aberjhani, Sandra L. West. 2003. Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance. New York: Facts on File. “Harlem Renaissance.” 1997.

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