The Nine

A musical/visual exploration of a short extract from Ngūgī wa Thiongo's epic poem The Perfect Nine*, his re-imagining of the origin story of the Gīkūyū people of Kenya. Narration and illustration by Helen Tyrrell. Percussion and keyboards by Dave Swanson Soprano saxophone, bass clarinet and video assembly by Stuart Boardman More on the book at​ and​ *Copyright Ngūgī wa Thiong’o 2020



These are publications I have created or collaborated to create in recent years. 

To inquire about or purchase any of these books please contact me.

A Bird in the Hand
Poems, Doggerel and Ditties
Around the Southern Aegean in 80 Days

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