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One Campus One Book 2018-2019 - Melatu Uche Okorie

Melatu Uche Okorie was born in Nigeria and came to Ireland 12 years ago seeking asylum. She spent eight and a half years in direct provision. This experience led to her writing a series of short stories which were published as This Hostel Life by Skein Press. She has written prolifically on the migrant experience. She is currently pursuing a PhD at Trinity College Dublin.