How to Euthanise a Cactus is an important second collection from one of East Africa’s most talented poets and performers. Partington combines political engagement with highly crafted writing, inviting readers to glimpse the heady mixture of beauty and violence, humanity and danger that characterises a nation and a region of the brink of both catastrophe and hope.
Second collection from poet whose first collection was published to critical acclaim in East Africa. Featured as one of Kenya’s creative talents at Generation Kenya.
Stephen Derwent Partington is is a teacher in Kenya, and a poet. He lives and works just outside Machakos and is a member of Concerned Kenyan Writers. A collection of poems, SMS & Face to Face, was published by Phoenix to critical acclaim in East Africa. In addition to having his poetry widely published in UK and African journals he writes academic articles on regional literature for leading postcolonial journals and East African regional media. Widely published in literary journals in the UK including Thumbscrew, New Welsh Review, Frogmore Papers, Poetry Wales & in Afirca including Wajibu, Kwani, The Standard Newspaper, Afrika News. Etc.