by Kayo Chingonyi - £10.00 Vintage Publishing (Chatto & Windus) (2017)
paperback ISBN 13: 9781784741396 | ISBN 10: 1784741396
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"A brilliant debut – a tender, nostalgic and at times darkly hilarious exploration of black boyhood, masculinity and grief – from one of my favourite writers"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.
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