Aunty Uncle Poems by Gboyega Odubanjo
This is a documentation of all the aunties, uncles, cousins (by blood or by choice) for whom London has become home. Here we have arrived, or found ourselves – here we try to belong.
'With Aunty Uncle Poems, Gboyega Odubanjo cements himself as one of the most exciting poetry talents writing right now. These are poems filled with wit and vulnerability, and movement and musicality, that take us to church before we've even realised they’ve turned us into believers. Dancing around familial bonds, the streets of the inner city, and the music and conversation that soundtracks both, the poems are less a mediation and more a meditation on the connections that make us – if you’re one of ‘us’ – who we are' – Bridget Minamore, author of Titanic (Out-Spoken Press) and co-founder of Critics of Colour.