Peter Kalu is a poet, fiction writer and playwright. He cut his teeth as a member of Manchester, UK’s Moss Side Write black writers workshop and has had nine novels, two film scripts and three theatre plays produced to date.  He gained his PhD in Creative Writing, Lancaster University, UK, in 2019.

He has a first degree in Law from Leeds University, studied software engineering at Salford University and Languages at Heriot Watt University. In 2018 he was writer in residence at University of West Indies (Trinidad campus). For many years he ran a  carnival band called Moko Jumbi (Ghosts of the Gods) which took to the streets at Manchester Caribbean Carnival  on three feet high stilts. He continues to have ambitions in tightrope walking and hat juggling.

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