Cover illustration by Jonathan Hodgson
We are thrilled that I, Eric Ngalle is now available as an audiobook in collaboration with Spiracle editions.
"Powerful and challenging... neki / nazromi / diolch!" Ifor ap Glyn, National Poet of Wales
I, Eric Ngalle, read by Eric Ngalle, is the memoir of a migrant. Ngalle left Cameroon as a 17 year old full of hope, with a scholarship to study economics at a university in Belgium. Scammed by the agent who was supposed to help him, he ended up in Moscow, without visa, money or friends, where he spent two terrifying years before arriving – miraculously, through a series of extraordinary chances and knife edge choices – in the UK and settling in Cardiff. I, Eric Ngalle reminds us powerfully that the migrant's voice challenges our assumptions and worldview in uncomfortable but necessary ways.
You can listen to their podcast on why they chose I, Eric Ngalle here.
"Spiracle has stories you’ve never heard before. They might be fiction, they might not be. But they won’t be dull."
Spiracle Audiobooks is a new audiobook platform aiming to champion independent publishers and unique stories. Founded by radio producer Kate Bland, and Professor of Modern Literature Leigh Wilson, who wanted to re-create the experience of browsing in your favourite bookshop, in an online setting.
The platform runs a monthly subscription plan, giving its listeners access to their curated audiobooks, podcasts and articles.
"Spiracle have a real feeling for how a story is going to work as an audiobook and are committed to bringing stories that are a bit more unusual to the listening experience through their engagement with independent publishers" - Richard Davies, Publishing Director