Friday, May 27, 2022 - 10:00

The Hay Festival, Hay-on-Wye, Powys, Wales

Eric Ngalle Charles | Hay Festival

In this interactive event, Eric Ngalle Charles shares stories on place, memory and language inspired by his debut poetry collection Homelands (Seren 2022). Pupils are encouraged to write their own stories, so have a pen and paper at the ready. Eric Ngalle Charles was born in the west African state of Cameroon, a country rich in mythology and natural beauty, but with a troubled colonial history. Arriving in Wales as a near-penniless migrant, after being trafficked to Russia by a criminal gang, he has remade his life as a poet/writer, and dazzling performer of his own work. His memoir I, Eric Ngalle was published by Parthian. Admission is free but booking is required. For further information visit: