- Title: Best “New” African Poets 2017 Anthology
- Editor/s: Tendai R Mwanaka & Daniel da Purifacação
- Publisher: Mwanaka Media and Publishing, Zimbabwe
- Country of Origin: Zimbabwe
- Publication Year: 2018
- ISBN: 9780797484900
- Bib. Info: Paperback; 614pp
Best “New” African Poets 2017 Anthology is the third in a continuing series. In the 2017 anthology there are poems from 191 poets, 338 poems/translations and articles on poetry, in 13 African languages: English, Portuguese, French, Shona, Afrikaans, Kiswahili, Yoruba, Igbo, Akan Twi, Setswana, Mbesa, Dholuo and Spanish.
The poets are from 40 African countries and the Diasporas with Nigerian poets dominating, but also there are substantial entries from Kenya, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Cameroon, Angola and Uganda. With the remainder of the poems coming from African poets based in Togo, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Cuba, Mexico, Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland, Malawi, Tanzania, Ghana, DRC, Congo Brazzaville, Taiwan, Korea, China, UK, France, USA, Gabon, Ethiopia, Switzerland, South Sudan, Sudan, Equatorial Guinea, Cabo Verde, Tunisia, Sierra Leone, Rwanda, São Tomé, Brazil and Mozambique.
Tendai. R. Mwanaka is a multi-disciplinary artist from Chitungwiza, Zimbabwe. His oeuvre of works touches on non-fictions, essays, poetry, plays, fictions, music, sound art, photography, drawings, paintings, video, collage, mixed media, inter-genres, inter-disciplines etc. Voices from Exile, a poetry collection came out from Lapwing Publications, Northern Ireland, 2010, Keys in the River, a novel of interlinked short fictions came out from Savant Books and Publications, 2012, Zimbabwe: The Blame Game, a book of creative non fictions on Zimbabwe came out from Langaa RPCIG, 2013. A Dark Energy (full length novel) forthcoming from Aignos Publishing Inc. Work has been published in over 300 journals, anthologies and magazines in over 27 countries. Nominated, shortlisted and won some prizes and work has been translated into French and Spanish.