Akello

by Abigail Arunga

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“Abigail’s poetry will make you bleed and then patch you up again. She tells stories of love with unflagging vitality, and she does not shy from cussing when the occasion demands. She gets away with such audacity in Poem No. 56, the only way a heartbroken or pissed off girl can. And when you think of it, is that not what love is all about? Love is not always rose petals, sunshine and chocolates. Sometimes love makes you jealous. Sometimes it makes your hackles rise.”
-Magunga Williams, http://www.magunga.com/the-review-akello/

“A hauntingly beautiful collection of poems that evoke the joyful richness of life…Akello is the work of courage; solace.”
-Ndinda Kioko, writer, Miles Morland Fellow 2014

“Clearly love is a composite emotion that can range from vulnerability of the libidinous kind to aforethought malice like in Page 47, “I’m the bitch who’ll put/laxatives in/your drink…” And if there is anything Akello as a collection achieves, it is the fluid way it negotiates through them all.”
– Dami Ajayi  (Author, Clinical Blues) http://mrajayi.wordpress.com/2015/07/22/on-akello-book-review 

 

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(Abigail Arunga -author)

Abigail Arunga is a passive-aggressive and narcissistic writer who hopes her dreadlocks will one day grow to the length of Maxi Priest’s hair and acknowledges the fact that her father doesn’t think she has a real job. She hopes to someday have a lot more money than she does now by writing a lot/winning the lottery/forcing as many people as she possibly can to buy her first – and the others that will follow – book.

Watch her interview with Amka Forum for women literature below:

 

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Abigail Arunga

Abigail Arunga is a passive-aggressive and narcissistic writer who hopes her dreadlocks will one day grow to the length of Maxi Priest's hair and acknowledges the fact that her father doesn't think she has a real job. She hopes to someday have a lot more money than she does now by writing a lot/winning the lottery/forcing as many people as she possibly can to buy her first - and the others that will follow - book.