Your Mother’s Daughter

Mirabel Ojomo Mirabel looked in the mirror and said to herself, “Today is a normal day, it’s like any other day.” She wasn’t convinced, but she knew that she had to act normal. Act normal. Act normal. If she wanted to have a good school day and keep her friends, she had to act normal. [...]


  The thing about grief is that it never comes alone When it visits you it is never a private dinner, It is a party. It brings along its friends and family. Loss and death, the twins, They come to decorate your home, They put up banners and tassels, buy you clothes, and get you [...]

I Cannot Write About This Thing

I was going to write about love, but I changed my mind. or rather I cannot write about love. I cannot write about love because I do not know about love. As a writer I am allowed to use my imagination, I can visit places I’ve never been to, see sights, taste foods from different [...]

Ebuka My Love 

Kemi dodged the blow and hid in a corner. She knew she couldn’t keep playing this game with him. He was stronger than her, and she lived among his people. She knew that if she complained too much he would call his brothers to hold her while he beat her. And the women around would [...]


“DOLLAZ, DOLLAZ, SAY IT WITH ME!! DOLLAZ.” The main church was hot and stuffy, she missed the children’s church. Here everyone had a serious face, and when they raised their arms the stench was overwhelming.  As the pastor continued shouting for “DOLLAZ,” people seemed to get more interested. Soon people were walking to the altar, [...]