Fiction & Poetry, Poetry
Paperback Published on: 01/06/2017
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Winner of the International Dylan Thomas Prize 2018 Shortlisted for the 2017 Costa Book Awards Poetry Award Translating 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. '[A] wonderful debut... A subtle and affecting, lyrical and powerful collection that explores boyhood, rites of passage, the ancient and the modern world' - Jackie Kay

  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781784741396
  • Number of pages: 64
  • Weight: 78g
  • Dimensions: 215 x 134 x 5 mm

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