Shining a light on life in direct provision

Shining a light on life in direct provision
Melatu Uche Okorie: ‘It’s hard to mix in the community. I think I’ve lost confidence. I don’t feel welcomed’ Pic: Marc O’Sullivan

Writer Melatu Uche Okorie had planned to study law, but that changed when she and her daughter sought asylum in Ireland - and spent the next eight-and-a-half years in direct provision

In her everyday life, Melatu Uche Okorie doesn’t tend to tell people where she comes from.

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