Reading: On Home and Identity

Sunday, January 17, 2016

This week I bring you a list of short stories that offer explorations of Home and Identity through Time, Space, Memory, and Imagination. Click the green links and enjoy!

My reading spot in Green Park.
1. Twelve Months (January): “The Embrace” by Jesse Bernard

Words: London, Winter, sonder, Time, father-child relationship, Blackness, music, and Home.

2. “Absence” by Wale Lawal

Words: Formative years, Lagos, kindness, schooling, father-child relationship, family, middle class, poverty, domestic violence, and dreams.

3. “Black/British/WorkingClass” by Jackson P. Brown

Words: Peckham, London, Blackness, Working/ Middle Class, Gentrification, Home, Culture, ‘Identity Politics,’ Pro-Blackness, Leaving. 

4. “Who Will Greet You at Home?” by Leslie Nneka Arimah

Words: Magical Realism, Nigeria, grotesque, matriarchy, imagination, folk music, motherhood, fulfillment, poverty, and destiny.

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  1. What do you think of these stories? Which did you enjoy most and why? Share with me, below!

    Esmé Xo


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