The interview below with Afric entails some questions we asked to help you, the reader, get a better sense of who our award winning authors are.
Tell us more about yourself.
I live in the south-west of Ireland, on the edge of the Atlantic ocean in a small cottage that I share with my lover, who's a glass artist and also a poet. I used to live in a land-locked country in the middle of Africa, surrounded by elephants and wildebeest. So it's been a varied life!
What led you to first start writing?
My first memory of writing a poem was as an angst-ridden sixteen year old. We had just returned to Africa from Ireland - we moved eighteen times before I turned eighteen - and I was homesick. I also remember being very inspired by Walter de la Mare's The Listeners, and other poems which we had to learn by heart in school in Ireland.