Chike Frankie Edozien was raised in Lagos, Nigeria. He co-founded the AFRican magazine to tell African stories overlooked by international media. When he is not teaching journalism at New York University, he’s travelling across Africa.
Illuminating African narratives for readers both inside and outside the continent.
Representing the very best of African creative nonfiction, Safe House brings together works from Africa's contemporary literary greats. In a collection that ranges from travel writing and memoir to reportage and meditative essays, editor Ellah Wakatama Allfrey has brought together some of the most talented writers of creative nonfiction from across Africa.
This creative nonfiction single from the Safe House anthology is Chike Frankie Edozien's writing of a lost love and the burden of silence.
Ellah Wakatama Allfrey, OBE, editor, critic, and broadcaster, is former deputy editor of Granta magazine, series editor for the Kwani? Manuscript Prize, and the deputy chair of the Caine Prize for African Writing. She served as a judge for the 2015 Man Booker Prize panel. She lives in London, England.