Peter Akinti

Peter Akinti

London, The United Kingdom

Peter Akinti was a seventies child, born of Nigerian ancestry, in London. He read Law at a London University. He has written for the Guardian, and worked for four years at HM Treasury Chambers before founding and editing Untold Magazine for five years. Untold was the first independent British magazine for black men and had a wealth of gifted contributors from all over the diaspora. Peter spent eighteen months in Nigeria, running a restaurant, beer parlour and cinema in Ondo Town, Southwest Nigeria. He currently lives in Brooklyn. Forest Gate is his first novel.

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Forest Gate: A Novel

3.61 avg rating — 201 ratings — published 2009 — 7 editions
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“Life was complicated, I thought. Not just the living but dealing with the realities and the instinct for order that other people have, that I didn't always grasp.”
Peter Akinti, Forest Gate: A Novel

“He didn't speak much but the little he said kept me busy.”
Peter Akinti

“All you could do was hope for silence, for still air.”
Peter Akinti, Forest Gate: A Novel

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