Lost years

Lost years ©  Folakemi Emem-Akpan For five years I hid my eyes behind my hands. Figuratively. For the same five years, my sister hid away from me. Figuratively. And for five years, a wall of silence sat between us. Literarily. I sit in the living room of the home where we grew up together. Asides... Continue Reading →


© Folakemi Emem-Akpan It is a letter no one would ever read. Not your wife. Not your son. And especially not your daughter.   There are tears in your eyes that you do not know how to shed and the tear in your heart will take all of eternity to mend.   In your study,... Continue Reading →

Journeying through the valley – My hyperemesis story

  Journeying through the valley – My hyperemesis story   © October 2018 Folakemi Emem-Akpan I am a survivor; been through hell and back, proud of my war scars, but not quite willing to do it all over again. It began early February; that slightly bitter taste in your mouth, those slightly swollen breasts, and... Continue Reading →

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