“Beautifully written, this book beats back the darkness. It brings us all further on” – Anne Enright
Rosaleen McDonagh writes fearlessly about a diverse experience of being Irish. Unsettled explores racism, ableism, abuse, and resistance as well as the bonds of community, family, and friends. As an Irish Traveller writing from a feminist perspective, McDonagh’s essays are rich and complex, raw and honest, and, above all else, uncompromising.
A bold and uncompromising analysis of contemporary Irish society, this conversation, moderated by Chandrika Narayanan-Mohan, is not to be missed.
Rosaleen McDonagh is a playwright and a member of Aosdána. Her most recent plays commissioned are Walls and Windows for the Abbey Theatre and Contentious Spaces for the Project Arts Centre. She is a board member of Pavee Point Traveller and Roma Centre and was appointed a Human Rights Commissioner in June 2020.
Chandrika Narayanan-Mohan is a Dublin-based, writer, performer, and cultural consultant from India, whose work has been published in Writing Home: The ‘New Irish’ Poets and Local Wonders (both Dedalus Press), the Irish Chair of Poetry’s Hold Open the Door anthology, Queering the Green (Lifeboat Press), and many others.