The Seren Poetry Podcast

Eric Ngalle Charles : 'Homelands'

November 24, 2022 Alternative Stories Season 1 Episode 8
The Seren Poetry Podcast
Eric Ngalle Charles : 'Homelands'
Show Notes

Welcome to The Seren Poetry Podcast, a series of conversations and readings with Seren poets.

 In this edition we speak with poet Eric Ngalle Charles. Eric Ngalle Charles was born in the west African state of Cameroon, a country rich in mythology and natural beauty, but with a troubled colonial history. Arriving in Wales as a near-penniless migrant, after being trafficked to Russia by a criminal gang, he has remade his life as a poet/writer, and dazzling performer of his own work. In this conversation we chat to him about his debut poetry collection Homelands.

 The podcast is presented by Rhian Edwards  

The interviewer is Chris Gregory  

Recordings, production, sound design and editing are by Chris Gregory of Alternative Stories 

Recordings of Rhian Edwards are by Sarah Johnson 

 This conversation was recorded on location at the Seren office in Bridgend.


You can follow Eric on Twitter @yomadene

 Other books by Eric Ngalle Charles:

‘I, Eric Ngalle’ (Parthian Books)

‘The 3 Molas’ (Gwasg Carreg Gwalch)

‘Hiraeth Erzolirzoli: A Wales – Cameroon Anthology’ (Hafan Books)


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Please join us next week for the last conversation in our first series. We’ll be talking to Kim Moore, about her Forward Prize shortlisted collection All The Men I Never Married, which will be released on Thursday 1st December. Subscribe in your favourite podcast app to have all future editions delivered to your podcast feed the moment they are released.  

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