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TESTIMONY: THREE POEMS is a poetry comic written by poet Eric Ngalle Charles and illustrated by artist Nicky Arscott exploring migration, asylum, storytelling and sanctuary.  


The project has been supported by Wales PEN Cymru and PositiveNegatives.

  • Click here to view the comic in English

  • For Welsh (translated by Ifor ap Glyn & Casia Wiliam) click here

  • For Finnish (translated by Hannele Richert) click here (part 1) and here (part 2)

  • For Arabic (translated by Mehdi El-Radhi) click here

Click here for guidance notes which include ideas and lesson plans for teachers of English & Welsh (language, poetry, creative writing); Art (sequential images, poetry comics) and PSE / Citizenship all at KS3 and above. Accompanying Powerpoint here. The resource contains sensitive themes and images related to war, trauma, conflict and migration. Please view the work before using as a teaching resource.

Click here to see Eric, Nicky and poet Eurig Salisbury talking about 'Testimony: Three Poems'.

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"When I was a child I thought poetry was for other people. It took me years to find and access the beauty of it, the complexity, the understanding, and how it can illuminate so simply. I would like to help children like the child I was find this form of writing sooner… married with graphics it becomes even more powerful".

Jackie Morris (illustrator of The Lost Words) on ‘Testimony: Three Poems’

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