A Savage Love

Mancunian poet Lemn Sissay has always wondered why an African tribal name appears on a headstone to a Victorian common grave in his local cemetery - so he begins a quest to find out who Peter Logenbula was.

From the tabloid papers of the time comes a story of African royalty, forbidden love, racial prejudice and a tragic fall from grace.

Could a prince of the Matabele tribe really be buried in Salford?

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Mancunian poet Lemn Sissay has always wondered why an African tribal name appears on a headstone to a Victorian common grave in his local cemetery - so he begins a quest to find out who Peter Logenbula was.

From the tabloid papers of the time comes a story of African royalty, forbidden love, racial prejudice and a tragic fall from grace.

Could a prince of the Matabele tribe really be buried in Salford?