Harmattan, by Adaeze Elechi, Bottlecap Press, Bunky's Books

Harmattan, by Adaeze Elechi

Bottlecap Press
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Poetry, prose, chapbook, 51 pages, from Bottlecap Press.

Harmattan is an exploration of loss. It is a quest for stillness amidst the chaos of grief–enough stillness to hear the overlapping melodies of life and death. It is tasting those peculiarly sweet fruits that choose the harshest seasons to ripen. It is the room where our foremothers wipe our tears and remind us that we are relentless, boundless, mighty love, and that love never leaves us empty-handed.

Adaeze Elechi is a Nigerian writer and filmmaker. Her works are influenced by her desire to better understand the ways in which individual and collective histories (those remembered and those forgotten) shape our present understanding of ourselves. Her pieces have appeared in Guernica Magazine, Stylelikeu, and mindbodygreen. Her original films have screened at the St. Louis International Film Festival, and the San Diego Black Film Festival, among others. She lives in Brooklyn, NY above a coffee shop named after a bird.