• "Haunting, historical, archival and imaginative... a stunning debut"

    New Statesman, Books of the Year
  • "Surge is a radical hybrid, painfully beautiful multigenerational ghost story, a social document, and a work of political archaeology. It is an indictment of this country's systemic hostility to its black, Asian and ethnic minority population, and the scandalous lack of accountability when this system claims lives. It is a heartbreaking and brilliant book about an ongoing tragedy"

    Guardian, *Books of the Year*
  • "Politically and lyrically compelling"

    Observer, *Books of the Year*
  • "Sensitive but devastating verse"

    Financial Times, *Summer Reads of 2019*
  • "This affecting poetic exploration of the New Cross Fire of 1981 (dubbed “The New Cross Massacre”) is incantatory, lyrical and documentary. It makes a deep impact both on account of its own narrative and in the wake of Grenfell"

    The Sunday Times