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K. W. Kgositsile
Daniel P. Kunene
Ryan Eric Lamb
Sarah L. Manyika
Martin A. Ramos
S. D. Partington
Marcia Lynx Qualey
Marilyn H. Mills
John Stephen Rae
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contributed to many publications including Vogue,
Harpers Bazaar, Instyle, Stella Magazine, the
Telegraph, Guardian and Evening Standard. She
is author of Shopping for Vintage – The Bestselling
Guide to Vintage Fashion (2008) Quadrille.
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Dodo is Yoruba for Fried Plantain 11 (Fiction)
Last week, Morayo buried her husband in Gloucestershire. The plot of land had been his family’s for generations. A plot of land reserved for occasions such as this. And so there he lay, with his mother and maternal grandparents.
His father, long separated from his mother, was buried in the Brompton cemetery. It was the closest one to his Mayfair apartment, a solitary bachelor pad where he died in his sleep after many years of suffering from dementia. Weeks after the funeral, Morayo’s house, once hers and her husband’s, now just hers, had been a cacophony of personality, chatter, tears and nostalgia infused laughter. Morayo’s husband liked to laugh. He also made everybody laugh. This laughter, however, was different.
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