Amara Nicole Okolo

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Amara Nicole Okolo is a lawyer and writer from Nigeria. Her novel, Black Sparkle Romance was published by Ankara Press, an imprint of Cassava Republic (2014, Nigeria, Africa; 2016, UK/Europe) and her second book, a collection of short stories, Son of Man by Parresia Publishers (2016). She was amongst the participants of the 2015 Farafina Workshop by Chimamanda Adichie. In 2017 her short story "The Colour of Teeth" was published in an anthology by Afreada and translated to Spanish by Afribuku. She currently lives in the US where she is working on her second and third novels.


Cover Photo: Njideka Akunyili Crosby, "Before Now After (Mama, Mummy and Mamma)"/JR P/flickr
The Things We Never Say: A Family History

My mother traded her independence for the fullness of a family, tied it to a post for the confines of marriage.