OMG! When I tell you Yinka, Where is Your Huzband? by Lizzie Damilola Blackburn is relatable content, it is indeed relatable content to this reader. Swap out a few things and this novel is damn near my autobiography.
She was the second woman to ever break my heart. Not in a romantic way. The first was my mother when she left—my preferred terminology of her losing her battle to cancer when I was eight. Nearly twenty years later, my closest friend left. But she didn’t die. She left. Disappeared. I was the one who almost died. Not because she left. She left when I almost died. Our friendship had been unraveling for about two years anyway, but it […]
I love weddings. Not only is it a chance to get all dolled up for a special, happy occasion, but it’s an opportunity to reunite with people with whom time has created silence and distance. Last weekend I traveled home to Boston from New York for a wedding. The groom was the best friend of my brother, who passed away several years ago. Weddings are expensive. I was flattered to have received an invitation. Technically, the “brother” in question is […]