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Family of Iya MOHAMED and Gabrielle SHORTLAND

Husband: Iya MOHAMED (c. 1952- )
Wife: Gabrielle SHORTLAND (1948- )
Children: Maryam Eithne SHORTLAND (1978- )
Status: Divorced
Marriage Ended c. 1982

Husband: Iya MOHAMED

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Iya MOHAMED, 1978, age 26

Name: Iya MOHAMED
Sex: Male
Father: Mohamed ( - )
Mother: -
Birth c. 1952 Tchin Tabaraden, Republique du Niger
Religion Islam
Group/Caste Membership Tuareg, Iwillemeden confederation

Wife: Gabrielle SHORTLAND

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Gabrielle SHORTLAND, 1998, age 50

Name: Gabrielle SHORTLAND
Sex: Female
Father: Richard Francis SHORTLAND (1914-1979)
Mother: Julia Christina O'BRIEN (1921-2013)
Birth 28 Feb 1948 Cork City, Ireland
Religion Roman Catholic
Residence btw 1948 and 1950 (age 0-2) Maymount, Friars' Walk, Cork, Ireland
Residence frm 1950 to 1959 (age 1-11) Bantry, Co Cork
Residence frm 1959 to 1971 (age 10-23) Bandon, Co Cork
Education frm 1966 to 1971 (age 17-23) -; University College Cork
Residence frm 1971 to 1973 (age 22-25) Lee Road, Cork, Ireland
Residence frm 1973 to 1974 (age 24-26) Leeds, UK
Occupation frm 1973 to 1982 (age 24-34) University Lecturer in Ireland, UK and Nigeria
Residence frm 1974 to 1982 (age 25-34) Zaria, Nigeria
Residence frm 1982 to 1990 (age 33-42) Niamey, Republique du Niger
Residence frm 1990 to 1992 (age 41-44) Mayfield, Cork, Ireland
Residence frm 1992 to 1998 (age 43-50) Ballincollig, Co Cork
Occupation frm 1995 (age 46-47) Best Selling Author
She is the author of five critically acclaimed novels. "Mind That 'Tis My Brother" and "Turtles All The Way Down" are comedies set in Cork. "Polygamy", "Harmattan" and the most recent, "Rough Rides In Dry Places" are set in Africa - the latter again a comedy.
Occupation frm 1998 (age 49-50) Literary Editor; Poolbeg Publishing, Dublin, Ireland
Residence frm 1998 (age 49-50) Knocknagree, Co Cork, Ireland
(On top of a mountain)
Occupation frm 2002 (age 53-54) Successful Playwrite and Author
National or Tribal Origin Irish
Child Count 3
Marriage Count 2

Child 1: Maryam Eithne SHORTLAND

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Maryam Eithne SHORTLAND, 2004, age 26

Name: Maryam Eithne SHORTLAND
Sex: Female
Spouse: Jamie FUREY ( - )
Birth 1978 London, UK
Religion Roman Catholic
National or Tribal Origin Irish
Child Count 1

Note on Husband: Iya MOHAMED

Lived periodically in Zaria, Nigeria, where he worked as a nightwatchman in the 1970s and 80s, when droughts ravaged Saharan Niger. Re-married with children. Has a younger brother, Anow, whose picture was used on the cover of Gaye's novel "Harmattan". A cousin, is featured on the cover of "Polygamy" (name unknown).

 

His paternal uncle was head of family - Sidi Armraren

 

His paternal cousin - Ibnou Sidi-Mohamed born C. 1950

Note on Wife: Gabrielle SHORTLAND

Gaye was born in Cork and has taught English literature in UniversityCollege Cork, The University of Leeds, Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria Nigeria, and the Universite du Niamey in Niger. She also taught English as a foreign language (TEFL) at the American Cultural Center in Niamey.

 

Returning with her Tuareg husband and family to Ireland in the early '90's she recommenced her TEFL teaching career with University College Cork for two years before taking up the position of Editor with Poolbeg Press in Dublin.

 

She is the author of five critically acclaimed novels. "Mind That 'Tis My Brother" and "Turtles All The Way Down" are comedies set in Cork."Polygamy", "Harmattan" and the most recent, "Rough Rides In Dry Places" are set in Africa - the latter again a comedy.

 

Through all this literary success, Gaye dreams of opening a refuge centre for dogs.