The sudden death of Marian Finucane at the start of this year (can you even remember back that far?) marked the passing of another pivotal figure from the feminist movement. And when it comes to her legacy from an extensive broadcasting career, it is one interview which will stand the test of time.
When Marian interviewed Nuala in 2008, she knew her friend was dying from terminal cancer. It’s a heartfelt and heartbreaking as the distinguished writer rages against the dying of the light.
This exhibition, curated by June Caldwell, features interviews with people familiar with O’Faolain and those influenced by her startling memoir.
Having watched Mrs America lately, it also seems timely for a deep capture of those remaining voices, and their thoughts on a movement, which truly trail-blazed for rights which are now enshrined and taken for granted.
Somebody: Nuala O’Faolain and a Book that Changed Us is at the Museum of Literature of Ireland, €10.
Tickets for museum visits are available to purchase at www.moli.ie Visits will be timed, allowing visitors ample space to enjoy the oasis that is the museums exhibitions, cafe and gardens in calm and safety.
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