Saturdays and Other Stories

Emma Akpan
Short Stories and Essays
Created 06 Jun 2021
  • Stuff
    28 Sep 2021 • 6 min read • 1 6
    My mother didn’t throw things away. We hadn’t discovered The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up with the instructions to throw out things to make space. We simply shifted our detritus around. Putting t...
  • Men: The Script
    21 Sep 2021 3 1
    DAMN! Damn! Damn damn. aye girl! you need a personal trainer? can I be your personal trainer? you look like a personal trainer! I can work you out! chocolate girl pretty chocolate girl my little choco...
  • Beautiful Liar, Beautiful Lies
    14 Sep 2021 • 8 min read • 3 0
    We women be lying about our relationships all the time. Well I won’t speak for y’all. I’ll just speak for myself. I’m a liar. Take a look at an actual conversation I had with my sister about a guy I h...
  • The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill bridges the imagination of romance and black girlhood
    07 Sep 2021 • 15 min read • 3 2
    Intro Was Lauryn Hill a hotep? Or was she navigating a world, making adjustments to her thinking, so she can survive and get the love she deserved? In a 2018 essay on the twentieth anniversary of The ...
  • Black Lipstick
    31 Aug 2021 • 12 min read • 3 6
    My big sister Jackie wore black. Black clothes, black shoes, jet black hair and black lipstick. One morning, I rushed to the bathroom and discovered her in front of the mirror. I stopped short when I ...
  • Short Stories and Essays
    06 Jun 2021 • < 1 min read
    Welcome to my lil corner of the internet, where I will be writing long form memoir literary essays and experimenting with short stories. I’m so happy you’re here! I’ll talk about childhood, about sist...
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