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“It was time for me to take up space in Irish literature”

By November 13, 2021No Comments

Writing is a form of activism. Sandrine Uwase Ndahiro examines the functionality of literature in celebrating the ‘New Irish’…


The transformative period Ireland finds itself in makes it imperative to engage in a national conversation on topics of race, ethnicity and diversity. The fluidity of Irishness needs to be addressed. I have been invited to take part in various multidisciplinary panels that engage in the multifaceted Irish society, and how every aspect of society must mirror this change. The Irish literary landscape is an area that still needs to catch up to this multicultural reality. 

Writing is a form of activism. Sandrine Uwase Ndahiro examines the functionality of literature in celebrating the ‘New Irish’...

The transformative period Ireland finds itself in makes it imperative to engage in a national conversation on topics of race, ethnicity and diversity. The fluidity of Irishness needs to be addressed. I have been invited to take part in various multidisciplinary panels that engage in the multifaceted Irish society, and how every aspect of society must mirror this change. The Irish literary landscape is an area that still needs to catch up to this multicultural . . .

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