Dami Ajayi’s third volume comprises poems of different forms and length. The end of a romantic relationship is at the heart of this collection and these poems explore the poet’s inner thoughts as much as they bear witness to the five cities and three continents where the relationship unravels.
Affections and Other Accidents is available for pre-order.
Inadvertently, politics, both local and global including George Floyd’s murder and the Covid-19 pandemic, seep into this lyrical poems styled like 90s R&B LP record and punctuated with poetic interlogues.
Dami Ajayi is a Nigerian writer and psychiatrist. He is the author of the poetry chapbook Daybreak & Other Poems (2013). His first volume of poems, Clinical Blues (Write House, 2014), was a finalist of the ANA Poetry Prize. It was also longlisted for the Melita Hume Prize and the Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature. A Woman’s Body is a Country (Ouida Books, 2017), his second volume, was selected by Quartz Africa in 2017 as one of the best books of the year, and it was a finalist of the Glenna Luschei Prize. His poems have been translated into Yoruba, Portuguese and Italian.
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