Tuesday, May 17, 2022 - 18:00 to 19:00

River Room
Strand Building
King's College London

Eric Ngalle Charles reads from Homelands | King's College London (in person)

In this event, overlooking the River Thames from the River Room at King’s College London, Eric Ngalle Charles will read from his debut poetry collection Homelands. He will also take questions from the audience about his work.

If you would like to attend, please register through Eventbrite here www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/328166413577 by 4pm on Monday 16th May as only those on the guest list will be let onto campus.

About the book

In Homelands, Eric Ngalle Charles draws on his early life raised by the matriarchs of Cameroon, being sent to Moscow by human traffickers, and finding a new home in Wales. Rich in tone, subject and emotion, Charles’ poetry moves between the present and the past, between Africa and Europe, and between despair and hope. It discovers that historical injustices now play out in new forms, and that family tensions are as strong as the love within a family. Despite the difficulties Charles has faced, Homelands contains poems of fondness, warmth and humour and, as he returns to Cameroon to confront old ghosts, forgiveness.


To help us keep everyone safe, we encourage you to consider taking a lateral flow test before attending this event. Please feel free to wear a mask if it would make you more comfortable.

Please email sarahjohnson@serenbooks.com if you have any questions.