An Bhean Feasa
An Bhean Feasa
ISBN: 9781784441050
Year published: 2014
Cover: Paperback

In Boston, New England, an Irish woman was convicted of witchcraft and sentenced to death by hanging on the 16th November 1688. She comes to us from history under the name ‘Goody Glover’, a slave name. The only language she spoke in court was Irish, and it is from her trial that we find the first record of the Irish language in North America. An Bhean Feasa imagines the life and circumstances of this woman from Boston, to Barbados to Ireland. The novel is presented in through the medium of poetry, the first of its kind in Irish.

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