Essay & Review

Where the Spirits Wait: On Kay Ugwuede’s A Substance of Things Unseen by Njoku Nonso

Title: A Substance of Things Unseen Author: Kay Ugwuede Publisher: Invisible Borders Trans-African Project Number of pages: 48 Year of publication: 2019 Category: Travel/Nonfiction Kay Ugwuede’s illuminating travel chapbook, A Substance of Things Unseen, begins in the city of Enugu, at the top of a hill. This she translates into the Igbo language as Enu ugwu: a linguistic performance garbed by seemingly measured emphasis. And this presents a sort of manual to the…

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