Afric McGlinchey: Tied To The Wind

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Thursday 14 July 2022

10:00 am

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Tied to the Wind is an auto-fictional childhood memoir by poet Afric McGlinchey. The book portrays a young girl’s attempts to tether herself to a life that keeps becoming unfixed, each time her family moves from Ireland to Southern Africa and back again. Her nomadic childhood triggers a sense of destabilisation, exacerbated by alcoholism, racism, war and the conflicts of complicit colonial privilege. Interwoven into the narrative are the puzzle pieces of a fateful decision to undertake a skydive, despite her fear of heights. These are the pieces with which to assemble a self. Afric will be in conversation with Sasha de Buyl

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Afric McGlinchey

Afric McGlinchey is an Irish poet with strong African connections, having spent her childhood and early adulthood in Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa. Selected by Poetry Ireland Review as one...

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Sasha de Buyl

Sasha de Buyl is the Director of Cúirt International Festival of Literature in Galway. She has worked for over ten years as a literature development professional in Scotland and prior to...

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