Esih Efuru

By Esih Efuru The month of June symbolizes many transitions and elevations. Weddings, commencements, Juneteenth and Black Music Month all share this time of suspense,…

  Over the years, I’ve received priceless handcrafted creations from my daughter. Since she was 2, I’ve responded with great enthusiasm, given her mommy squeezes…

By Esih Efuru I’ve always marveled at nature, at how grass grows in abundance, how flowers bloom without incident and how the elements command the…

By Esih Efuru As I walked my daughter to her bus stop this morning, my mind and heart heavy with wonder, I happened to look…

By Esih Efuru During a recent trip back home, I strolled through the train station, admiring the vendors and the familiar wave of hasty pedestrians.…

By Esih Efuru I was very excited about my 13th birthday, praying for lots of presents and a chance to be seen as more than…

By Esih Efuru When I first entered my Creative Writing Master’s program, I wanted to tell the story of how power is used to take…

I had to participate in “scripture showers” as a preacher’s kid, where you were required to recite scripture on demand. Someone always beat me to…

By Esih Efuru As a preacher’s kid, life had its moments to remember. I loved to hear the familiar songs and mantras coming from various…

By Esih Efuru As a parent, you pray for, think about and worry over your children every day. You poke and prod at them to…