Kumukanda

Kayo Chingonyi

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Vintage Publishing

Published: 01-06-2017

£10.00

*Winner of the Dylan Thomas Prize 2018**Winner of the Somerset Maugham Award 2018*’A brilliant debut – a tender, nostalgic and, at times, darkly hilarious exploration of black boyhood, masculinity and grief.

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SKU: 9781784741396

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*Winner of the Dylan Thomas Prize 2018**Winner of the Somerset Maugham Award 2018*’A brilliant debut – a tender, nostalgic and, at times, darkly hilarious exploration of black boyhood, masculinity and grief. A gorgeous and necessary collection from one of my favourite writers’ Warsan ShireTranslating as ‘initiation’, kumukanda is the name given to the rites a young boy from the Luvale tribe must pass through before he is considered a man. The poems of Kayo Chingonyi’s remarkable debut explore this passage: between two worlds, ancestral and contemporary; between the living and the dead; between the gulf of who he is and how he is perceived.Underpinned by a love of music, language and literature, here is a powerful exploration of race, identity and masculinity, celebrating what it means to be British and not British, all at once.*Shortlisted for the Costa Poetry Prize; Seamus Heaney Centre First Poetry Collection Prize; Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry; Roehampton Poetry Prize; Jhalak Prize 2018*

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Weight 0.079 kg
Dimensions 4 × 135 × 216 mm
Page Count 64