THE GODS OF MY ANCESTORS – ERIC NGALLE CHARLES
It is an absolute privilege to be performing my play My mouth Brought Me Here at the Hay Festival 30th anniversary. It is as if the gods of my ancestors have remembered my name and have decided to open the floodgates of heaven my way. Effectively, ‘I have washed my hands clean, I can now eat with the elders’.
I am so honoured and humbled at such an opportunity, my whole village is proud of my achievements so far, but this tops everything else I have done so far.
Not only am I at the Hay Festival, but I made the HAY 30 list.
No longer do I cry in my sleep, no longer do I see strangers building thrones on my father’s house. I have arrived.
Thank you Hay, this will be buried in my flower bed of memory forever.
Playwright Eric, from Cameroon, is selected for HAY 30 – celebrating a new generation of thinkers, supported by the CASE Foundation.Tweet