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Digital Event: Melatu Uche Okorie
Melatu Uche Okorie in Conversation with Johanne Webb
Melatu Uche Okorie is a writer and scholar. Born in Nigeria, she moved to Ireland
In 2006. It was during her eight and a half years living in the direct provision system that she began to write. She has an M. Phil. in Creative Writing from Trinity College, Dublin, and has had works published in numerous anthologies. In 2009, she won the Metro Éireann Writing Award for her story ‘Gathering Thoughts’.
Melatu has a strong interest in the rights of asylum seekers and migrant education in Ireland and is currently studying for a PhD in Education at Trinity College, Dublin. This Hostel Life is her first book.
Sponsored by: The Community Foundation of Ireland
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