21 – Chiamaka Enyi-Amadi

Genres: Fiction | Irish Writing | Short Stories

Welcome to Day 21 of our West Cork Literary Festival Advent Calendar. Our author today is Chiamaka Enyi-Amadi.

Chiamaka Enyi-Amadi is a Nigerian-Irish writer, editor, performer and arts-facilitator. Her work is published in various journals and magazines, including Poetry International 25, Poetry Ireland Review 129, RTÉ Poetry Programme, IMMA Magazine, Architecture Ireland, the Irish Times and The Art of the Glimpse: 100 Irish Short Stories (edited by Sinéad Gleeson, 2020) amongst others. She is co-editor of Writing Home: The New Irish Poets Anthology (Dedalus Press, 2019). She curates the online wellness and art space Black Girl At Ease. Chiamaka is reading from her poem ‘The Moon Is A Healing Being’ which appears in Winter Papers 6.

Today’s video will unlock just after midnight on 21st December 2020.

About Our Literary Advent Calendar 2020

So many incredible books by Irish authors and authors living in Ireland were released this year, without the usual fanfare of festivals and launches. We’re delighted to celebrate a small selection of these authors here and we’ve invited twenty-four writers to submit a short video reading from their new books.

Visit our Advent Calendar here and join us each day from 1st to 24th December to unlock a new reading.

Each day’s video will also go live on YouTube, Vimeo and Facebook.

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