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Kingdom of Gravity

Makoha, Nick
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Peepal Tree Press Ltd
Published: March 6, 2017
ISBN: 9781845233334
72 pages

£8.99

A talent at the beginning of a genuinely important road. — George Szirtes

In direct narrative terms the poems in this collection relate to the horrors of the civil war that ousted the brutal tyranny of Idi Amin in Uganda, a war of liberation that brought its own barbarous atrocities. In political terms the poems chart the impact of imperialism and neo-colonialism that lay behind those traumas in the life of the nation. In personal terms, the poems are framed between the contrary pulls of attachment and flight, exile and longing. At their heart is an unwavering curiosity about how people

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