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Embers of Words free pdf Illuminates the thoughts, feelings, personal experiences and longings of migrant poets from different backgrounds in a new Ireland. In this book, the poems are written in a variety of imaginative and scintillating styles that enrich contemporary Irish poetry.

About Theophilus Ejorh

FR. BOBBY GILMORE Fr Bobby Gilmore, SSC, was a founding member of Migrant Rights Centre Ireland (MRCI) and is a lifelong President of the organisation. He was ordained in 1963, and worked in the Philippines from 1964-78. From 1978-92, he was Director of the Irish Emigrant Chaplaincy in Britain. He was a founding member of Cara Housing Association. He also chaired the Campaign for justice for the 'Birmingham Six'. He was a founding member of Village of Hope, Montego Bay, Jamaica, where he worked from 1992-99. In 1999 he returned to Ireland. He conducted an education programme on migration for the Irish Refugee Council before establishing the Migrant Rights Centre Ireland. Bobby studied at Birbeck College, Lincoln Institute and Camden College, London, as well as De La Salle College in Manila. THEOPHILUS EJORH Theophilus Ejorh holds a PhD in Sociology from University College Dublin and is a naturalised Irish citizen. Born in Nigeria, he worked as a reporter with The Mail newspaper, Vanguard newspaper and African Guardian magazine, all in Lagos. He also holds an MA degree in English, another MA degree in Development Studies and an advanced Postgraduate Certificate in Peace Studies and Conflict Transformation. His creative writing trajectory started at University of Nigeria, Nsukka, where he edited the 14th edition of The Muse, the journal of creative writings of the English Department. Dr. Ejorh has published academic papers in several international peer-reviewed journals. His first collection of poems, Echoes of the Moment, was published in Nigeria in 1994. His poems have also appeared in various poetry journals and anthologies. Before he came to Ireland over ten years ago, he was a member of the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA) and an associate member of the Christian Writers Association (CWA), London. He is also currently into screen writing and his first novel, "Dancing Masks", is nearing completion. NAOMI CHISOM OKIGBO Naomi Chisom Okigbo lives in Carlow and writes poems as a hobby. Her poems have been published in online poetry journals. She is a human rights activist and actively volunteers for Amnesty International Irish Section. TIZIANA SOVERINO Born in Italy, Tiziana Soverino is currently working on a PhD in Dublin. Fascinated by the power of sounds, she started experimenting with poetry as a child. Tiziana's Italian poem, "Fermati", was published in the 2011 anthology, Storie di Carta. Her English poem, "Fragments of Meaning", is included in Landing Places: Immigrant Poets in Ireland (Dedalus 2010). JEAN-PIERRE EYANGA EKUMELOKO Jean-Pierre Eyanga Ekumeloko holds a PhD in Veterinary Medicine and is the CEO of GEE Consulting, a Dublin-based firm that connects Irish businesses to Central African markets, and vice versa. Dr. Eyanga is currently a guest lecturer at the Bel Campus University of Technology in Kinshasa, Congo (DRC), where he designed and also leads a training programme on Project Development and Management. He has designed, supervised and evaluated national and transnational projects, with various partners like the European Union, Atlantic Philanthropies, One Foundation, All Ireland and Britain Church Commission for Race and Justice. Dr. Eyanga possesses a Jesuit educational background, and also holds a master's degree in Food Science and several other post-graduate qualifications. He has extensively travelled in Africa, Europe and America where he has spoken on various topics, including integration and immigrant rights. Eyanga won the World Refugee Day award in 2006 and received the 2011 award for the Most Influential African Personality in Ireland. Author of several scientific publications, he is currently writing a novel, which he hopes to complete soon. PHATIE MAPHOSA Phatie Maphosa is a Zimbabwean immigrant. Although she has no creative writing experience, she has recently developed an interest in the field. ZIAD SALIH Ziad Salih is an Iraqi born poet and writer living in Dublin. He holds a bachelor's degree in English Language and Literature from the College of Arts, Baghdad University. He has many years of experience in translation from English to Arabic, and has published articles and poems in several Iraqi and Arabic newspapers and magazines. Salih has translated several of the literary works of writers like T.S. Eliot, William Shakespeare and Oscar Wilde into the Arabic language. TOM MYP Tom Myp is a naturalised Irish citizen. He came from Russia to Ireland with his family in 1995. His writing career has been interrupted by periods of employment, variously as English teacher, interpreter, translator, composer, and musician. His most recent publishing success was the inclusion of two of his poems, "Two Thoughts on the Subject of Autumn in Russia" and "The Universal Difference" in the collection of poetry, Landing Places: Immigrant Poets in Ireland, published by Dedulus in 2010. KATE ANTOSIK PARSONS Dr. Kate Antosik Parsons is a visual artist and art historian originally from the San Francisco Bay Area. She has been residing in Dublin for the past 10 years. Her work is concerned with motherhood, memory and the body. Although she often incorporates poetry into her visual work, this is her first creative submission for publication. Kate has published academic articles on performance art and gender in Ireland. FESTUS IKEOTUONYE Dr. Festus CRA Ikeotuonye is a writer, sociologist and activist. He has taught social sciences in several colleges of the National University of Ireland, while being affiliated with the University College Dublin. His educational background is in History, Integrated Humanities and Sociology. Prior to his academic career, Dr. Ikeotuonye published serialised articles in major national newspapers in Nigeria, such as the Nigerian Guardian. He has also published poems in anthologies and periodicals in Nigeria and the United States. He is a member of the editorial board of the Irish Migration, Race and Social Transformation Review. CATHERINE ANNE HIGGINS Catherine Anne Higgins studied English Literature and Drama at Trinity College Dublin. She was born in Northern Ireland and has lived in London, New York, Dublin, Oxford and San Francisco. Her poems (in this anthology) express the feeling of 'not belonging' that she has felt being half British, half Irish in a province that insisted upon ultimatums and where duality was not well received or understood. Catherine recently graduated from Oxford University with a Master's degree in Creative Writing and Literature. Her first full length play, Just Two People, was well received at The Burton Taylor Studio at The Oxford Playhouse in 2011. BOGUSIA WARDEIN Bogusia Wardein was born in Poland. She studied Social Anthropology at the University of Wroclaw, Poland and Psychotherapy at the Gestalt Institute in Oslo. She has participated in the Cuirt masterclass with Gerald Dawe, and has been attending poetry workshops with Kevin Higgins at the Galway Arts Centre since 2011. In her poems (in this anthology), Bogusia draws on her experience of living in Poland, Norway and Ireland. She has performed her poetry in Poland and her work has been published in the Norwegian Aftenposten. NITA MISHRA Nita Mishra is currently enrolled as a PhD student at University College Cork. She is working on the role of Irish International NGOs in rights based approaches. She has been living in Dublin with her family since four and a half years ago. USHA MAHARANI Usha Maharani is Malaysian of Indian ancestry. She has been living in Ireland for 11 years, and has been writing poems for many years as her pastime. She has posted and shared some of her poems on Facebook. Usha speaks and writes in three different languages - English, Tamil and Malay, but none of her work has been officially published. Embers of Words is her first opportunity of being published. RENEE SUMMERS Renee Summers is an American citizen, residing in Ireland. On a student visa, he is currently studying social work at Trinity College Dublin. His interests centre on homelessness and migrant health. NICY KASA Nicy was born in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and has been living in Ireland for the past seven years. She started creative writing five years ago, when she published her poems in her school's magazine. Since then, she has participated in poetry readings and competitions and has never stopped writing. She strongly feels that writing is a big way for communicating one's opinions, emotions and beliefs.

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Author : Theophilus Ejorh
Publisher : Choice Publishing
Data Published : 01 July 2012
ISBN : 1909154032
EAN : 9781909154032
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 80 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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