Wonderful review of Mr Loverman in Huff Post USA


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Announced May 12th, 2014. I set up this £3000 prize for African poets when I joined the English & Creative Writing Dept at Brunel Uni three years ago. Ethiopian poet, Liyou Libsekal, who lives in Addis Ababa, is the winner of the second year of the prize this year, and Nick Makoha and Amy Lukau are runners-up. Warsan Shire was the winner in its first year. Visit site:  http://www.africanpoetryprize.org/

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American cover of Mr Loverman (Akashic Books, April 2014)

MrLoverman US COVER

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My Guardian article on the silenced history of African homosexuality

school anti-gay event in uganda


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Mr Loverman: now an unabridged audio book/ Amazon



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The Verb, BBC Radio 3 – with commissioned piece

I was asked to write something for BBC R3’s programme The Verb and decided on a prose poem which I’ve called
The Forgotten African Soldiers of The Great War. You can listen to it here
until Friday 31st January 2014.



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Speaking up for black women in today’s Guardian Review

Guardian Review      Click on link for piece.

My opinion piece in today’s Guardian Review about 1980s arts activism, black women writers and Mr Loverman.

‘There is still work to do. Three decades on, black women are still rarely in positions of power. We remain the creatives and not the career makers. We are chosen but do not choose, and the elite networks of power continue to perpetuate themselves.’



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