Kayo Chingonyi

Kayo Chingonyi is the author of two poetry pamphlets, Some Bright Elegance and The Colour of James Brown’s Scream. His first full-length collection, Kumukanda, a Guardian and Telegraph book of the year, won the Swansea University International Dylan Thomas Prize. Chingonyi is poetry editor for The White Review.


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A two-day taster of ‘the greatest literary show on Earth’
09 & 10 June
A packed programme of talks and performances animate four venues at the Library, celebrating South Asia’s literary heritage, oral and performing arts, books and ideas. Speakers confirmed so far include William Dalrymple, Meghnad Desai, Paulo Lemos Horta, Suki Kim, Ashis Ray, Suhel Seth, Preti Taneja and Shashi Tharoor.
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