The Mutual Cultural and Literary Exchange Centre (MCLEC) is a non-profit organisation that promotes, encourages and contributes to the advancement of cultural integration in Ireland.
It aims to actively promote the study, teaching and writing of African literature: plays, poetry, dramas and folktales, and to further the study of African cultures. Glen, an inter-cultural mediator, and John Kingsley, a youth officer with FOROIGE, set up MCLEC in December 2007 to provide a literary and cultural exchange format to increase cultural awareness of the various African cultures and ultimately foster integration and inclusiveness.
The organisation will facilitate library projects, exhibitions, workshops, seminars and cultural events as well as developing links between constituent members. MCLEC also aims to reward literary merit and excite literary talents. This project presents a fascinating and essential resource of both past and present African culture via literature, reminding us that as the world gets smaller, it just keeps getting bigger.
The best way to predict the future is to create it.
Glen Clay Eneh and John Kingsley Onwumereh