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By Clifton Gachagua

Clifton Gachagua’s assortment Madman at Kilifi, winner of the Sillerman First booklet Prize for African Poets, issues itself with the immediacy of cultures in flux, cybercommunication and the language of consumerism, polyglot politics and intrigue, sexual ambivalence and studied whimsy, and the brain of a delicate, clever, and curious poet who stands in the course of it all.

 

Gachagua’s is an international totally grounded within the postmodern Kenyan cultural cauldron, an international during which humans communicate with “satellite mouths,” with our bodies which are “singing machines,” and within which the main we will do is “collide opposed to every one other.” right here gentle is sleek, and we glow like undiscovered galaxies and transferring subject. And the following to boot, we discover new expression in a poetry that strikes as we do.

 

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