Kingdom of Gravity -

Kingdom of Gravity



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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 behave in extreme situations, and what this reveals about our common human capacities to indulge grandiose visions, betray them, dissemble, seek revenge and kill.

Product code: 9781845233334

ISBN 9781845233334
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H206xW135
No. Of Pages 72
Publisher Peepal Tree Press Ltd
Nick Makoha's debut collection is named for the title poem, the 2015 Brunel University African Poetry Prize poem "Kingdom of Gravity".