Bia! Zine

Dundalk, Ireland

Bia! – meaning ’food’ in Irish and ‘come’ in Igbo – is a storytelling project that aims to tell the meaningful stories of communities and individuals from marginalised backgrounds. Our main offering is Bia! Zine - the self-published physical representation of the voices, the food, the stories, and the histories of marginalised communities in Ireland. It highlights how food can be a site for marginalisation and uncertainty and explores identity, cultural heritage, resistance, community and commensality. Through the words and images of immigrant and diasporic communities in Ireland, Bia! Zine seeks to document our commonality, counterbalance mainstream food narratives, and celebrate how immigrants and diasporas assert their presence in Ireland through food.