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Aberjhani

1957 -

A former editor for the U.S. Air Force and a native of Savannah, Georgia (USA), Aberjhani is the author of 10 books in multiple genres, including educational reference, biography, fantasy, mystery, poetry, history, literary reference, and memoir. He is a winner of the Thomas Jefferson Award for his journalism, the Choice Academic Title and Best History Book Awards for his historical writings, the Creative Loafing Critic’s Pick Best Savannah Author Award for general authorship, and the Connect Savannah 2006 Poet and Spoken Word Artist of the Year Award for his poetry.

The author is also the founder of the popular Creative Thinkers International website as well as a member of the PEN American Center and Academy of American Poets.

In 2009, Aberjhani emerged as one of the pioneers of online interpretive journalism. In his position as the National African-American Art Examiner, he has logged informative and entertaining stories on such era-defining issues as: the case of Georgia death-row inmate Troy Anthony Davis; the life and death of Michael Jackson; the presidency of Barack Obama; and the legacy of Nelson Mandela. He introduced the social criticism concept of Guerrilla Decontextualization in 2010 and initiated the 100th Anniversary of the Harlem Renaissance initiative in 2011. In 2014 he joined the ranks of members on the LinkedIn website invited to publish a blog on the popular platform.

His books, four of which have Kindle editions, include: Journey through the Power of the Rainbow: Quotations from a Life Made Out of Poetry (2014); The River of Winged Dreams (2010, Bright Skylark Literary Productions); ELEMENTAL, The Power of Illuminated Love (2008, with artist Luther E. Vann); The American Poet Who Went Home Again (2008); The Bridge of Silver Wings 2009; Christmas When Music Almost Killed the World (2007/2008); Visions of a Skylark Dressed in Black (2012); Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance (2003, Facts On File), which won the New Jersey Notable Book Award; The Wisdom of W.E.B. Du Bois (2003, Kensington Books);and I Made My Boy Out of Poetry (1997, Washington Publications/iUniverse).

He has also edited a number of titles for both independent authors and academic institutions such as Mountain State University. Most recently he served as editor for Savannah: Immortal City, and Savannah: Brokers, Bankers, and Bay Lane - Inside the Slave Trade, the first 2 published volumes in the Civil War Savannah Series by Barry Sheehy, Cindy Wallace, and Vaughnette Goode-Walker. ESSENCE Magazine listed his Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance among its “recommended gift items” and Black Issues Book Review listed it among their “Recommended Titles for the Home Library.” Grits.com selected his ELEMENTAL gift book of art and poetry as one the featured recommended titles for its online book club.


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