Join us for another of our Friday night poetry and spoken word jams, exploring the actual meaning of “home”, through words of hope and despair.
We are delighted to have Eric Ngalle Charles (in addition to some extra guests!) in the Haus to perform some poetry from his new collection “Homelands”.
In Homelands Eric 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.
We are also looking forward to hearing asylum-seeking and refugee Poets to share some of their words here!