Saturday, January 9, 2010

News from Green Panda Press

Green Panda hasn't been putting out chapbooks or bittie broads of late but it did recently release Sleeping With the Sun In His Eyes: A Lost Boy At Home in the World by Akol Ayii Madut and Bree, the life-story of a Sudanese refugee merged with the American experience.

While Sleeping is not a Young Adult title per se, it was written with young people in mind, and is what Nina Freedlander Gibans calls "a fascinating read for all ages".

You can find other comments by reviewers and readers here and can get the book at Mac's Backs anytime,

but especially on January 14th, a Thursday, y'all, when Akol and i will read and answer questions and generally have fun. Mac's Backs is at 1820 Coventry Rd. in Cleveland Heights. call 216-321-BOOK for details.

If you haven't already, buy a copy and read this book! Proceeds are going to help Akol get back to Sudan as part of a water project, getting wells and water where it is much-needed in Southern Sudan. It is $15, trade paperback. email Bree at


Pressin On said...

i wanted to thank all of the poets and coworkers of Akol's as well as new faces to us who came to Mac's tonight--what an entertaining and earnest guy Akol Madut is. he had us all laughing, even as we discussed some harrowing things. yay for Suzanne, great hostess.

Runechris said...



The poet doesn't invent. He listens. ~Jean Cocteau