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Excerpt from ‘Comfort’

This novel excerpt was written by Damilola Oyedele in Ingrid Rojas Contreras’ 12-Month Novel Generator



Oluwa ma fi nkan gba nkan mo mi lowoGod please, I beg you, keep my baby safe. I’m coming back as soon as I can.

Damilola Oyedele is a writer and culture critic whose work explores identity, belonging, and representation. Her essays and criticism have appeared or are forthcoming in Brittle Paper, The Mantle, and elsewhere. An R&B music enthusiast, she spends a lot of time thinking about the genre’s place in culture, and how to translate its techniques and fusions into literary form. She lives in Austin, Texas.