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Alex Hijmans – Favela (2009) 31 May 2010 – Posted in: Uncategorised

Favela, published by Cois Life, 2009. Words © Alex Hijmans, photography in this video © Alex Hijmans, video music © Cois Life. Alex Hijmans lives in one of Brazil’s many poor and dangerous suburbs. As the only white person in this district, populated with the impoverished descendants of Africans who were brought as slaves to Brazil, he ponders the great life secret of these suffering souls: how can they live contented lives in a place…

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Audiobook of Seán Mac Mathúna’s work read by Niall Tóibín (2009 30 May 2010 – Posted in: Uncategorised

November 2009 In the Abbey Theatre in November 2009 Barry McGovern launched the audiobook Gearrscéalta le Seán Mac Mathúna read by Niall Tóibín. There are eight stories from the collection Úlla on four CDs in this package which includes a booklet with an introductory essay by Eoghain Ó hAnluain exploring Mac Mathúna’s gifts as a short story writer. As part of the event, a public interview of Niall Tóibín was conducted by Theo Dorgan. (Grianghraif / Photography: Barry Delaney)

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Dermot Somers – Rince ar na Ballaí (2002) – Posted in: Uncategorised

Rince ar na Ballaí, published by Cois Life, 2002. Words © Dermot Somers, photography in this video © Robbie Fenlon, John Murray and Dermot Somers, video music © Cois Life. Rince ar na Ballaí, is an account of Somers’ mountaineering expeditions from the Alps to the Himalayas, and of his journeying with a camel train in the Sahara, which follows an ancient traditional route to sell salt. Dermot Somers is already a published author in…

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