Afric’s début collection explores her African memories and traces the nomadic path of her upbringing. A number of the poems consider relationships, where, behind the imperative of love and passion, there lurks a pursing shadow of doubt. One can also sense an impulse for motion in many of the poems. These are the narratives of an outsider, where symbolic imagery hides as much as it reveals. The book is due for release in May 2012.
A number of book launches will take place across Ireland, starting with a wine reception at Christchurch, Triskel, Cork city at 8pm on May 24th. All are welcome. To see other book launch dates and venues, click here.
"Afric McGlinchey writes brave and erotically charged poems. Her words mine the pain of love and capture an early exile in Africa with an acute and affecting music. Her poetry seduces and enthrals." Paul Perry
"Afric McGlinchey is an exciting and innovative Irish writer. Her often exotic structures and narratives are distinctive in their imagery and symbol, partly due to her experience of living in Africa and her deeply evocative sensitivity to that landscape." Leanne O’Sullivan
"Afric McGlinchey belongs to an endangered species: she sees the world through the eyes of her soul."