These Issues
You will meet Maria, ten years old, sent off as a house help into the big bad world because her family can no longer cater for her. You will meet the privileged thirteen-year-old, who loses a friend of the same age to an abortion gone wrong. You will relive the death of Chi’s husband and rage with her at the culture that tells her childless widows don’t deserve a dime of their late husband’s estate. You will meet the battered woman whose son rescues her from his father’s punches and slaps and Emem-Akpan will introduce you to the woman whose husband will not stop philandering. Then there is the girl betrothed at twelve to be married at fourteen. The only problem is that she wants to be a nurse and not a wife. Emem-Akpan expertly weaves a thread of courage, love and hope through these women’s stories. The endings are not always happy because reality is not always happily ever after but in These Issues, she gives us hope to carry on.
Author : Folakemi Emem-Akpan
Published : 2019
Classification : Book
Age Ratings : Adult(18yrs and above)
Category : FICTION / Short Stories (single author)
Number of Pages : 139

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