Reading: On Home and IdentitySunday, 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.