Bocas Lit Fest

Nick Makoha


Nick Makoha was shortlisted for the 2017 Felix Dennis Prize for Best First Collection. His poems appear in anthologies such as Being Human, Seven New Generation African Poets, Ten: New poets from Spread the Word, and numerous magazines including The Poetry Review, Rialto, and the Boston Review. Nick Makoha fled Uganda’s civil war as a boy and has lived in Kenya and Saudi Arabia. He currently resides in London. His childhood hobby of poetry became a sense of vocation when he completed a degree in Biochemistry in the UK. He represented Uganda at Poetry Parnassus as part of the Cultural Olympiad held in London. A former Writer in Residence for Newham Libraries, his 1-man-Show My Father & Other Superheroes debuted to sold-out performances at 2013 London Literature Festival and is currently on tour. Nick published Kingdom of Gravity with Peepal Tree Press in 2017.

Years Attended

2019 Adult’s Festival Participant
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