Monday 20 June 2022
3:30 pm - 7:00 pm
University of South Wales
To celebrate the idea of healing (the theme of this year's Refugee Week), we are pleased to welcome Eric Ngalle Charles to talk about his collection of poems, Homelands. Eric Ngalle Charles is a Cameroonian writer, poet, playwright, and human rights activist based in Wales. He received the Creative Wales Award 2017/2018 for his work on the topics of migration, trauma, and memory. In his autobiography I, Eric Ngalle: One Man’s Journey Crossing Continents from Africa to Europe (2019), he recounts his journey to Europe.
This will be followed by an animation created by Ida Mizaree , an MA in Animation student, who received one of the USW Sanctuary Scholarships. More information about the USW Refugee Sanctuary Scheme can found here.
Finally, there will be a screening of the Speak to Me film, by Suzanne Phillips, with a discussion panel at the end. Speak to Me is a project whereby English speakers and refugees got together to use language in a creative and expressive way More details about this fascinating project can be found here.