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Nick Makoha

Nick Makoha

Founder of the Obsidian Foundation


Nick Makoha is a PhD Student of King's College London, whos thesis is titled The Metic Experience of the Black British Writer - Challenging the Margins of African writing. Nick is one of ten contemporary poets to be selected for Spread the Word's Complete Works Development Programme.

During the programme he has been mentored by eminent poet George Szirtes, both writers in exile. As a resident artist of Spoke-Lab he developed a 1-man- show My Father & Other Superheroes. One man’s honest revelation of how pop culture raised him in the absence of his father. It was showcased at Stratford Theatre East and toured to Olso with the British Council.