IMAGINING THE "IMPOSSIBLE"
SHARING HONEST NARRATIVES
Miriam was the whore of the class. Ore told Temitayo that, five years ago when they were in their first year. She told Temi because she knew that was her best bet to make the rumor spread. Temi could spread the secrets of heaven, if she knew them. There was nothing that could keep that girl’s mouth shut.
I am number thirty-seven. I hear my number being called from the loudspeakers, more like a dull buzz than actual words, and I sit. The girls on either side of me have been seated for a while, though I don't focus on them enough to hear their numbers. Here, you are to focus on just one person, and it isn't even yourself. It’s the man calling your number.
TEAW founder, Anwulika Ngozi Okonjo talks about her personal growth in the past year and her hopes for herself and TEAW in the coming years.
In Alcoholics Not Anonymous, Sheila uses her brief dependency on alcohol to illustrate the ways African parents contribute to the very problems they demonize.
Falaiye Atinuke is real and raw about suicidal thoughts. She says "'One where we’re not okay at the end'” was the first thing I wrote after almost six months of nothing. I hope it helps you as much as it helped me."