Enyeribe Ibegwam

Enyeribe Ibegwam was brought up in Lagos, Nigeria. His stories have appeared or are forthcoming in PEN America Best Debut Stories 2019, Prairie Schooner, The Southampton Review, Auburn Avenue, and Transition Magazine. He has been awarded a PEN/Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize and was a finalist for the Commonwealth Short Story Prize. He has received grants from the Vermont Studio Center and the Elizabeth George Foundation and is currently an MFA student at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop.

Enyeribe Ibegwam

Features

Memento Mori

On the morning a week after Marcelina Ngonadi died, the four stooped sister-friends are pensive, knowing that Henrietta will be the next. As they look upon Marcelina’s gleaming casket with its gold handles and at her jewelry—silver earrings and a necklace, bracelets and rings, a cabochon emerald brooch—they are preoccupied with thoughts of the superficiality […]

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