Aunty Uncle Poems


This is a documentation of all the aunties, uncles, cousins (by blood or by choice) for whom London has become home. Here we have arrived, or found ourselves – here we try to belong.

Read a sample.

Published June 2021

What Writers and Critics Think

  • Deep, funny, thought-provoking – a powerful evocation of culture and family with the most assured phrasing and imagery and confident formal innovation. ‘Blessed Princess Lady’ is as beautifully strange as it is genuinely moving. ‘Drake Equations’ is fantastic. I could go on at length about every poem here. This was so exciting to read and I’d expect a major full collection from Odubanjo in the near future.

    Luke Kennard
  • With Aunty Uncle Poems, Gboyega Odubanjo cements himself as one of the most exciting poetry talents writing right now. These are poems filled with wit and vulnerability, and movement and musicality, that take us to church before we've even realised they’ve turned us into believers. Dancing around familial bonds, the streets of the inner city, and the music and conversation that soundtracks both, the poems are less a mediation and more a meditation on the connections that make us – if you’re one of ‘us’ – who we are.

    Bridget Minamore, co-founder of Critics of Colour.


The family and friends of Gboyega Odubanjo have started an appeal to support his final arrangements and to accept donations towards the formation of the Gboyega Odubanjo Foundation in his honour. Please consider donating in memory of this wonderful poet.

Additional information

Weight 0.07 kg
Dimensions 21 × 14.8 × 0.6 cm

eBook (ePub), Pamphlet


978-1-912196-56-2, 978-1-912196-57-9



Publication Year

June 2021