Melatu Uche Okorie is a writer and scholar. Born in Nigeria, she moved to Ireland in 2006. It was during her eight and a half years living in the direct provision system that she began to write. She has an M. Phil. in Creative Writing from Trinity College, Dublin. She is currently studying for a PhD in Education at Trinity College, Dublin. This Hostel Life is her first book.
These stories are vitally important. I loved themMelatu Uche Okorie has important things to say - and she does it quite brilliantly. Her language is arresting and inventive, and very entertainingA landmark book by an important new voice in Irish writing; these are the stories we need to readA marvellous book and a wonderful writerThese fresh, devastating stories are compelling. Melatu Uche Okorie writes with uncomfortable clarity about things we think we already know. She takes us to places we might not want to go within ourselves and to worlds we haven't seen before in Irish writing