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After over a decade working as a musician under the name Kae Sun, Kwaku Darko-Mensah Jnr. makes a full-blooded return to poetry. His début Flood Season explores diasporic lives, the tensions between who we are and the clichés that surround our nation states, and hybridity. These are poems that carry their weight easily, fizz with the joy of a burst man.
Kwaku Darko-Mensah Jnr. is a Ghanaian-born, Montreal-based artist and writer who records and performs music as Kae Sun. His genre-defying approach to music and writing is anchored in poetry and deals with existential musings on heritage, belonging and desire. Beginning with his project Oceans Apart (2015), Kwaku has written and produced collaborative works in short film and installation art, with the above-mentioned piece featured in the travelling exhibition Future Africa Visions in Time (2015–2019). His work has appeared in publications such as Exclaim, Complex, Vogue Germany and Vice Magazine. Kwaku makes his return to poetry with Flood Season (flippedeye 2021).