"The future fans out in brilliance, powered by imagination and ego and hope and a thousand other things, but all that glory can be condensed across time into the choice to sit and write words down. It doesn't even have to be done well--that's what revision is for. It just has to be completed. There is such a space, a stretch of desert, between imagining something, writing it, and then finishing it. Execution is a particular discipline, something built out of corded rigor, tight and greased with sacrificial blood. There are many components to this spell; how to make the task at hand the only one that is real; how to work when you don't want to; how to summon your want and collar it for your purposes, setting it to work."

Excerpt from the chapter “Execution | Dear Nonso” in Dear Senthuran: A Black Spirit Memoir , by Akwaeke Emezi

Execution | Dear Nonso, by Akwaeke Emezi

Excerpt from Dear Senthuran: A Black Spirit Memoir , by Akwaeke Emezi

Annika Hansteen-Izora
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