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"Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won’t either, for solitude..."

Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won’t either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit by an...

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"i will return home to five graves with a foreign accent i will kneel and greet each of them waiting..."

i will return home to five graves with a foreign accent i will kneel and greet each of them waiting for them to bless me i will return home to five graves sitting where i was once just a little girl i will imagine her dancing to welcome me offering me roasted yam and peppered palm oil i will remember their smiles she will remember me even with my foreign accent she will still speak Igbo buti will...

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