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The Headline That Morning and Other Poems by Peter Kagayi (Soo Many Stories, 2016)

The Headline That Morning and Other poems is a poetry collection by Ugandan poet, Peter Kagayi. There are 50 poems in the book with wide ranging themes, from love and disillusionment to politics and to social commentary.

Peter Kagayi, a Ugandan poet has served as the Anglophone Coordinator at Writivism, President of the Lantern Meet of Poets and founder of Rhymers Poetry Club. He is also the founder and curator of the regular poetry platform ‘The Poetry Shrine’ at the National Theatre in Kampala and has supported various groups of young poets. He ‘seriously’ started writing poetry and performing it with the Lantern Meet of Poets while at Makerere University. Later he taught poetry and trained high school students in poetry performance soon after he finished reading Law. Some of his poems have featured in theatrical productions of Latin Flavor, Uganda National Contemporary Ballet and various poetry shows. This is his first poetry collection.


The Headline That Morning and Other poems is available in print at the Chimurenga Factory (157 Victoria Rd, Woodstock, Cape Town) or from our online store.

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