Join writer and poet Nick Makoha in presenting his first poetry collection, Kingdom of Gravity, shortlisted for the 2017 Felix Dennis Prize for Best First Collection and published by Peepal Tree Press.

Nick Makoha fled Uganda’s civil war and Idi Amin’s tyranny as a boy. Kingdom of Gravity is a searing, mysterious contemplation of exile, fatherhood and violence. 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.

Nick will read from his work, followed by a Q & A and book signing.

When: Friday 20 April, 7.00pm

Where: The Terrace shop, L1, Blavatnik Building, Tate Modern, Bankside, London, SE1 9TG
Tickets: £5, book here