The way the other side lives © June 2016 Folakemi Emem-Akpan You have had a second hand experience of the way the other side lives.
Crux My eyes involuntarily travel to the painting. This is what I do every morning as I clean our humble living room: gaze at
© Folakemi Emem-Akpan By the time I pushed our daughter into the world, she’d been fourteen years long overdue. And we’d not expected, hoped to
God’s Girls © Folakemi Emem-Akpan Seven girls. Stair-step look-alike sisters, with the same enormous eyes, pink lips, and black hair. My daughters. “Mommee,
All over again © Folakemi Emem-Akpan Hope. Her name is both a reflection and a supplication. Hope because we waited eleven years to have her.