Eric Ngalle Charles was born in Cameroon. It has taken him over sixteen years to be able to write about the various incidents that took place in Wovilla, Cameroon that made him leave his village. In doing so, he became a victim of human trafficking and ended up with a one-way student visa to Russia instead of Belgium.
Eric is a writer, poet and playwright, and runs Black Entertainment Wales
, an Arts organisation that provides a platform for artists in the BMEs communities to showcase their work. He has edited and published Between a Mountain and a Sea, Soft Touch, Nobody’s Perfect,
and Festival of the Wolves
– poetry anthologies by refugees, other migrants and indigenous artists in collaboration with Hafan books
and Dr Tom Chessman. My first play, My Mouth Brought Me Here,
was showcased at Encampment in London Southbank. It is a play based around my poetry and an Old West African Proverb and it explores the themes of migration, language, freedom of expression and dictatorship.