“People in the African diaspora continue to devise incredibly creative responses to Empire. I’m the latest link in a chain that stretches across space and time. A voyager across internal and external geographies.”
Multi-lingual author, writer of poems, short stories, and non-fiction works
Berber for water
Clementine E Burnley reads ‘Berber for water’ taken from her pamphlet Radical Pairings which has just been published by ignitionpress
Born in Cameroon, Clementine E Burnley now lives and works between the UK and Germany. She has an MSc in Applied Linguistics from Manchester University and is a part-time, practice-based student at the Research Society for Process Oriented Psychotherapy, studying the links between trauma, conflict mediation, and group facilitation. Her work has been published in Ink, Sweat & Tears, Magma, and The Poetry Review.
In 2021 her poem ‘How to Eat Frogs’ was selected by Hugh Macmillan as one of the Best Scottish Poems. In 2021, she was the RSL Sky Award Winner for creative nonfiction. Clementine’s first pamphlet, Radical Pairings, was published in 2023.