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Pop-Up @ Winter Warmer 2020 International Poetry Festival

Many Tongues of Cork @ 8th Winter Warmer Fesitval (2020) Five women read their poems in languages including Ndebele, Swedish and Arabic. This popular Cork event, produced by Joanna Dukkipati (Steward, Good Day Cork). Poems were presented simultaneously in sign language (ISL), by Cork sign-language interpreter Ray Greene. You will hear from poets Asmae Ourkiya, …

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Good Day News Summer Solstice 2020 Zine

We’re extremely thrilled to bring you the Summer Solstice 2020 zine. “I finished Good Day News feeling that I’d learned something about each of the writers, but also that I’d be musing on the concepts they wrote for some time after. The issue was able to acknowledge that the world in 2020 is full of…...

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The Colourblind Bind by Priya Krishnan

01/03/2021 The Colour of Truth   ‘I don’t see skin colour’, ‘I don’t see you as Black/Brown’ ‘We’re all the same’ Really? Dismissal   I know these words are meant in a positive way but my heart sinks at such comments. They seem benign but, taking a step back, the impact they have is actually…...

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Walk With Me by Sylvia Wobo

25/01/2021 The Colour of Kindness in Cork   This (below) Red Mural on Water Street- designed and painted by Garreth Joyce. It celebrates Cork’s citation as Europe’s Friendliest City in 2018 by the renowned Conde Nast Traveller publication. Walking along the Mall a few days ago, I saw bright colours on an electrical box with…...

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Share the Feast at Our Table by Sin Blaché

Date: 21/12/2020 The Colour of Festivity   I’ve always thought winter time is the best time to come from an inter-racial family.   My mother comes from a Creole Black American family with strong ties to New Orleans. Our family’s oral history, like a lot of Black families, promises Native heritage but the actual truth…...

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“I feel supported, valued and feel that we’re making strides together” by Doireann Magee-Salawu

My name is Doireann Magee-Salawu, I’m 16 years old, Irish-Nigerian, and from Cork. I’ve been raised in a single parent family by my mum who’s Irish. As a result, my Nigerian Yoruba heritage was not a big part of my life growing up. There weren’t many black people in my life during my early childhood…....

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Are we not the cloths of heaven by Sylvia Wohlfarth

Joy is innate in us mortals. Unless, sadly, for some, somehow, at some time, it has been cruelly suppressed. Think of the joyful symbiosis between a baby’s smiles and giggles, and us. Are we not touched, irrespective of the colour of the child’s skin? Is it not the smile which communicates joy to us? And…...

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