'The words in this book were originally conceived as elements of a ‘choreopoem’, a term first coined by the great Ntozake Shange to describe her work For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf – a poetry, music and dance piece. My piece was birthed in 2018 and shared at Poplar Union on 25th June 2019. The piece, then titled Circles, was enthusiastically received, with a good percentage of audience members saying afterwards they’d have liked to be able to read the text as a standalone book. So, I teamed up with Team Angelica to make this happen.'
- SONNY NWACHUKWU
Born in South London, England to Nigerian-Igbo parents, Sonny grew up the oldest of four siblings. From an early age he loved to dance, but only pursued this career after he obtained his BSc (Hons) in Psychology. Sonny is a poet, writer and director. Saturn Returns is his first commissioned choreopoem.
With beautiful original art by Natalie Cooper.
'Honest, searching and often surprising poems about loss and the process of re-membering.'
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