Eric Ngalle Charles

One of Jackie Kay’s selected writers for the International Literature Showcase

‘His voice reaches out across the divides, across the lands, from Cameroon, to Russia to the UK taking it all in.’ – Jackie Kay

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Eric Ngalle Charles is a story-teller par-excellence with many tales to tell, a unique theatrical voice.

Eric Ngalle Charles is a Cameroon-born writer, poet, actor and playwright based in Wales. A fellow of the leadership network British-American Project, he currently sits on the Board of Directors for Literature Wales. Ngalle Charles is one of the Hay 30 young writers who will help shape the world over the next three decades. He holds a Creative Wales Award from the Arts Council of Wales for his research into migration, memory and trauma. His most current work is the Wales Cameroon anthology Hiraeth-Erzolirzoli. His plays have been performed at London Southbank Centre, Hay Festival, Llandeilo Festival and many more.

Read an interview with Eric at Get The Chance.

Read an interview with Eric in Wales Arts Review.

‘Eric Ngalle Charles is incomparable’ – Huw Thomas, BBC Wales arts correspondent

‘Eric Ngalle Charles has a unique theatre voice’ – Owen Sheer, Professor Creative writing, Swansea University

‘Eric Ngalle Charles is amazingly talented’’ – Jon Gower, Lecturer Swansea University

‘Eric Ngalle Charles is naturally gifted’ – Greg Lewis, Bafta Award Winner

‘We are proud to have a voice as that of Eric Ngalle Charles here in Wales’ – Menna Elfyn

‘I have arrived.’ – Eric

Main image by Suzy Fernandez dos Santos.


I, Eric Ngalle: One Man’s Journey Crossing Continents from Africa to Europe

Hiraeth Erzolirzoli: A Wales – Cameroon Anthology (2018)

Asylum (2016)

Soft Touch: v. 3: Refugees Writing in Wales 3 (2005)

Nobody’s Perfect: 2: Refugees Writing in Wales 2 (2004)

Between a Mountain and a Sea: Refugees Writing in Wales (2003)

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