See also

MeezMeez MOHAMED (c. 1952- )


Iya MOHAMED, 1978, age 26, Iya "Meez" Mohomed


Spouse: Gabrielle SHORTLAND, 1998, age 50, Gaye

1 Iya MOHAMED (c. 1952- ), son of Mohamed ( - ).

Born c. 1952, Tchin Tabaraden, Republique du Niger.

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.

Sp. Gabrielle SHORTLAND (1948- ), dau. of Richard Francis SHORTLAND (1914-1979) and Julia Christina O'BRIEN (1921-2013).

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.

1 Maryam Eithne SHORTLAND (1978- ).

Born 1978, London, UK.

Sp. Jamie FUREY ( - ).

1 Éabha SHORTLAND FUREY (2006- ).

Born 17 Dec 2006, Cork City, Ireland.

2 Séadna James SHORTLAND FUREY (2012- ).

Born 12 Mar 2012, Cork City, Ireland.

3 Freya Áille SHORTLAND FUREY (2014- ).

Born 9 Apr 2014, Cork City, Ireland.