The Black Facade is a poetry collection that seeks to address the deceptive nature of humankind in all spheres and the silver lining that shines hope on the rather hopeless. Presenting a society marked by a cocktail of smiles and frowns, Lukalo seemingly divides his poems into three groups; the first group addressing the political gimmicks in the contemporary society. The second group addresses the hiccups that lace the sweet experience that love is. Lastly, Lukalo has given a masterpiece of poems cleverly cutting across the social issues that are not uncommon in our society today. The question one asks is; how truthful are we in the pursuit of happiness and wellbeing of ourselves and others? And, are happy endings really existent?
About The Poet
Lukalo was born in September, 1994 in Simatwet, Nandi County, Kenya. He is the lastborn in his family. He attended Kaptik Primary School and Kaptik Mixed Day Secondary School both in Vihiga County. He later joined Moi University where he graduated in 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in Education-Arts (English/Literature). He is currently a teacher of English and Literature.
His passion for writing began as early as when he was a form 2 student when he started doing short stories and poems. None of these was published though. He later started his blog, The People’s Beacon, in 2016 which he uses to write poems and articles addressing social rights.