ISA: ALISON ISAAC

“I love you like cooked food?” “No, I mean for real.” “I love you like a fat kid loves cake?”  “Fine, forget it then,” Isa said, getting up from the couch in Jabari’s condo. If there were anything Isa didn’t like about him, it was ...

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LEGACY: ALISON ISAAC

I was four when I saw my father cry for the first time. He came to pick my brother and me up from our place in Kingston, Ontario, to take us back to Toronto to spend some time with him. Toronto was about three hours away and Mom wasn’t ...

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HOME: HANA

I am a watch – an impressive one at that. The kind that does not tick or tock. Her father picked me up from the jewellers on Mansour Street, the only place in town that you would have found me back then. You could never buy one ...

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TREE PEOPLE: FRANCES OGAMBA

“Shh. They will hear you.” “They won’t. Nne says they never hear us.” Oma and I are perched on the tail of a leaf on the outskirts of the tree’s walls. The leaf gives a slight sway beneath our weight. Our eyes sweep in the sea of ...

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