The Grange Pub
134 Penarth Road
Eric Ngalle Charles | Launch of Homelands (in person)
Join us in the beer garden at The Grange Pub in Cardiff for the launch of Homelands by Eric Ngalle Charles. Attendance is free but registration is essential. Register via Eventbrite here www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/323236147017.
Eric will be reading from the collection and signing copies which can be purchased on the night. The reading will begin at 7pm.
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.
Covid-19: Please consider taking a lateral flow test before attending this event. Do not attend if you are experiencing symptoms of Coronavirus or have had close contact with someone with Covid-19 in the last 5 days. Mask wearing is encouraged.