RUBBLE: SOPHIA KHAN

Farzana is prickled by her own reflection. The way the bags creep under her eyes, resting there like grey pouches, powdery and soft as an ear lobe. Coarse white hairs coil through her loose black bun like cotton thread. The same shade ...

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HOME: ABENA EYESON

A slight breeze drifts in through the open louvre blades in the windows facing the veranda, but still the living room is hot, almost as hot as it is outside. Why has Nana Nancy not turned the ceiling fan on? Doesn’t she feel the ...

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GIRLHOOD: GRACE ADEYEMI

Charmed out of Saturday owurọ sleep by freshly fried àkàrà and creamy pap come rain or shinetwirling around church on Sundays in native Crowning weekdayswith white rice & assorted meat stew  finishing each nightwith ...

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GOBLIN FRUIT: MAZ HEDGEHOG

He smiles down at her, takes her hand in his long, cool fingers and helps her up. She has all of his attention, as though he sees every fracture, clumsily stitched seam and poorly healed wound that makes up the mess of her. She is ...

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