Event 29

Yomi Sode

Poetry Live

Venue: The Poetry Bookshop

The Nigerian-British poet reads from his new collection, Manorism, charting the vulnerabilities and rich nuances of Black masculinity, and exploring family, survival, generational trauma and the complexities of belonging. It takes aim at the legacies of the British Empire – racism, classism and toxic masculinity. Woven with references to white cultural figures from Shakespeare to Caravaggio, this thrillingly original work asks what it means to live as a Black man in Britain today. The poet is a recipient of the 2019 Jerwood Compton Poetry Fellowship and was shortlisted for The Brunel International African Poetry Prize 2021.

‘Thrilling... once-in-a-generation’ – Jackie Kay

This event has been cancelled.
Yomi Sode