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This Hostel Life

by Melatu Uche Okorie

This Hostel Life tells the stories of migrant women in a hidden Ireland. From a day in the life of women queuing for basic supplies in an Irish direct provision hostel to a young black woman’s depiction of everyday racism in Ireland, her nuanced writing shines a light on the injustice of the direct provision system and on the insidious racism experienced by migrant women living in Ireland. A third story, set in a Nigeria of the past, tells of a woman’s life destroyed by an ancient superstition and her fierce determination to carry on, a quality Okorie believes is universally shared by women.

The collection includes a fascinating essay by Liam Thornton (UCD School of Law) explaining the Irish legal position in relation to asylum seekers and direct provision. Melatu Uche Okorie was nominated for Newcomer of the Year at the 2018 An Post Book Awards for This Hostel Life .

90 pages.

2nd Enhanced

ISBN: 9781916493568

€ 10.00 

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Date of Publication: 18/10/2021

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