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A Ghost in the Throat By Doireann Ní Ghríofa Cover Image
ISBN: 9781771964111
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Published: Biblioasis - June 1st, 2021

Essayist and poet Ni Ghriofa writes a loving autofiction of the sheer physicality of mothering and milk, along with an assay into the life of Eibhlin Dubh Ni Chonaill, AKA Eileen O'Connell, a well-born poet in 18th century Ireland who composed a traditional lament after her husband's murder. Ni Ghriofa pursues connection with this Eibhlin Dubh that goes beyond literary scholarship into something like love. Ni Ghriofa's prose is rich and layered, while magically direct and concrete. 


Consider the audio version available from to hear the poem in Gaelic. 

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