Muli Amaye

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Muli Amaye completed her BA English Studies and went straight onto the MA Creative Writing (Novel), both at MMU. Taking two years out, she set up a writing partnership and facilitated and project-managed workshops and projects throughout Greater Manchester with various schools and community groups. Collaborating with her writing partner, she had a short play performed at the West Yorkshire Playhouse and wrote a play for the opening of the Blue Box Theatre in Manchester. She began her PhD in Creative Writing at Lancaster in January 2006 and has undertaken a novel that spans from the 30's and pre-independence Nigeria to current-day Manchester. This research has taken her from the National Archive in London to the Labour History Museum in Manchester; it includes oral accounts from Nigerian women who settled in Manchester in the '50's and '60's and those of family members who live in Sapele, Nigeria. The novel explores memory and consciousness and the effect of migration on second and third generations.

Titles by Muli Amaye

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The Suitcase Book of Love Poems

co-edited with Martin De Mello

Various Poets

The Suitcase Book of Love Poems holds a mirror up to the soul of the UK nation.
Bringing together the best of black and Asian love poetry from the UK and beyond, The Suitcase Book of Love Poems is the perfect train journey read. Between the covers are confessional poems, haiku, ghazals, tankas,
jazz inspired pieces, reggae poems contributed by selected UK and diaspora poets at the top of their craft. Added to the mix are a selection of classic poems from black antiquity and urban remixes of some of Shakespeare's sonnets.
The Suitcase Book of Love Poems will provide insight and inspiration.

Editor Martin De Mello talks about The Suitcase Book of Love Poems:
“Suitcase Love Poems is packed with love: UK Asian takes on love, odes from Egyptian times, Shakespeare sonnets recut for urban times, black on black love black on white love, love beyond colour, kama sutra style stuff, agonies of love, foreplay of love, afterplay of love, first love, last love and
the stages in between. The only thing it doesn't have is the Valentines Card stuff. For that you need to go to a card shop.”

Price £6.95


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