20 – 29 May

Events
2018

Write Here: Melatu Uche Okorie & Nikesh Shukla

Date
Saturday, 19 May
Time
12:00PM
Venue
Smock Alley Theatre
Price
€10 / €8

How will the voices of newcomers impact on the future of the Irish literary landscape?

Award-winning writer and social commentator Nikesh Shukla’s new novel The One Who Wrote Destiny tracks a family across continents and decades. He edited The Good Immigrant, in which 21 writers explore what it means to be Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic in contemporary Britain.

Melatu Uche Okorie began to write while living in the Irish direct provision system. Writer Lia Mills described her debut This Hostel Life, published by Skein Press, as taking us ‘to places we might not want to go within ourselves and to worlds we haven’t seen before in Irish writing’.

The two writers discuss the migrant experience as the driving force behind their fiction. The event will be introduced by Dr Liam Thornton, UCD Sutherland School of Law.