Subscribe to Newsletter
Monthly Newsletter: Join more than 5,000 African literature enthusiasts!
Subscribe for African literature news, and receive a free copy of our "Guide to African Novels."

CD Cover - Kagayi PeterIf you are always on the look out for new African writing, Nyana Kakoma is some one you want to watch out for. The Ugandan writer and publisher is the mastermind of Sooo Many Stories, a literary project that started out as a blog but that has now become a publishing house.

On June 8th, she hosted the official release of Peter Kagayi’s 50-poem collection titled The Headline That Morning and Other poems.

Kagayi’s poetry collection is a testament to his talent. It takes the reader on an excursion through questions of love, disillusionment, and politics. Kagayi is a spoken work poet, which is why it’s great that a cd containing recordings of Kagayi performing 15 of the 50 poems is attached to the collection.

One critic says that Kagayi’s poetry “journeys between the scintillatingly funny and the poignant”— an observation you’ll find to be true when you listen to the audio recording of “Last Night I Told a Stranger About You.”

Congrats to Kagayi and his brilliant publisher Nyana Kakoma!

The Headline That Morning and Other poems is available for purchase here.

Tags: ,

I hold a doctorate in English from Duke University and recently joined the Marquette University English faculty as an Assistant Professor. I love teaching African fiction and contemporary British novels. Brittle Paper is the virtual space/station where I play and experiment with ideas on how to reinvent African fiction and literary culture.

Trackbacks/Pingbacks

  1. “Tales from Here and There”: On Uganda’s Literary Culture – Mixed Sign - May 22, 2018

    […] oral tradition persisted, something that plays an integral part in Kintu. It also informs Kagayi’s poetry. Kagayi’s broad-ranging and consistently clear-voiced debut collection, The Headline That […]

  2. “Tales from Here and There”: On Uganda’s Literary Culture - To Live Like Jesus Clothing Company - May 22, 2018

    […] oral tradition persisted, something that plays an integral part in Kintu. It also informs Kagayi’s poetry. Kagayi’s broad-ranging and consistently clear-voiced debut collection, The Headline That […]

  3. “Tales from Here and There”: On Uganda’s Literary Culture - Next Step News - May 22, 2018

    […] custom continued, one thing that performs an essential component in Kintu. It additionally informs Kagayi’s poetry. Kagayi’s broad-ranging and constantly clear-voiced debut assortment, The Headline That Morning, […]

Leave a Reply

Welcome to Brittle Paper, your go-to site for African writing and literary culture. We bring you all the latest news and juicy updates on publications, authors, events, prizes, and lifestyle. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram (@brittlepaper) and sign up for our "I love African Literature" newsletter.

Monthly Newsletter!

Subscribe for African literature news, and receive a free copy of our
"Guide to African Novels."

Archives

Johary Ravaloson’s Return to the Enchanted Island Is the Second Novel from Madagascar to Be Translated into English

johary ravaloson - winds from elsewhere - graph (1)

In May 2018, we brought news of the first novel by a writer from Madagascar to be translated into English: […]

Sundays at Saint Steven’s | Davina Philomena Kawuma | Poetry

unsplash3

when god runs out of money (how, no one says) once a week, these days, we come to where the […]

Read the First Excerpt from Petina Gappah’s New Novel, Out of Darkness, Shining Light

petina gappah - out of darkness, shining light - graph

Petina Gappah‘s new novel Out of Darkness, Shining Light was released on 10 September by Simon & Schuster imprint Scribner. […]

We Need To Talk | Muriel Adhiambo | Fiction

unsplash4

IT WAS A warm, humid night in the lakeside city of Kisumu. Under a starless sky, the women, seated on […]

For World Diabetes Day, Miss BloodSugar Calls for Entries to Competition & Anthology Sponsored by Bella Naija

mbs final edit

Press release: What’s your diabetes story? Are you diabetic? Have you been impacted by the experiences of a family/friend/patient with […]

The Hour of Judgment | Edith Knight Magak | Fiction

unsplash1

THE HOUR OF judgment has come upon me, and my hope for redemption is pegged on a needle, sorcery, and […]

Thanks for signing up!

Never miss out on new posts. Subscribe to a digest, too:

No thanks, I only want the monthly newsletter.