Lenrie Peters Poems

Lenrie Peters was a Gambian writer and doctor who also worked as an educationist. He was born in 1931 in Bathurst and attended Trinity College, where he read Natural Science. He later started writing plays, poems, novels, and more. His only novel, The Second Round, was published in 1965. He’s also known for his collection, Poems, published a year earlier.


by Lenrie Peters

‘Homecoming’ by Lenrie Peters is a poem about someone returning home after a long time away. This person is moved by the immense changes that their home has undergone during this period. 

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