The Careless Seamstress, winner of the 2018 Sillerman First Book Prize, is OUT NOW from The University of Nebraska Press.

US buyers buy here when shipping to a US address. Use the discount code 6AS19.

UK buyers buy here and use the discount code CS40UNP.

The Careless Seamstress is also available on Amazon and a number of major bookstores.

Mandible (Slapering Hol Press, 2014)

Mandible (Slapering Hol Press, 2014). “Perhaps this is the most memorable element of Dema’s poetry—its ability to be inviting, to allow readers a way to hinge their mandible to her own.” – Matthew Shenoda

The Seven New Generation African Poets boxset is available here


Anthologies incl.

New Daughters of Africa anthology (Myriad, March 2019)

The New Orleans Review (43) 2017

Read Women: an anthology (Locked Horn Press, 2014)

The World Record … (Bloodaxe, 2012)

Selected Poems

New Orleans African Hustle online edition

Poems in German and English

Poems in Spanish and English

Essays, articles, etc.

Unreliable Narrator in The Forgotten and the Unforgettable (Literature Translation Institute of Korea, 2016)

Introduction to a poetry collection (TBA, 2019)

One of the most assured and inquisitive poetic voices emerging in Africa today — Kwame Dawes, Glenna Luschei Editor of Prairie Schooner and Director of the African Poetry Book Fund