2 thoughts on ““Who Will Greet You At Home,” by Lesley Nneka Armiah”

  1. Oh, I liked this one quite a bit.

    The central metaphor is not subtle, but it’s very, very powerful, and it’s realized with so many great details. The desire for a "soft," delicate baby, and the way that’s a luxury only the well-off can afford – that’s beautiful, aching tension. The need to be blessed by a mother. It all worked really well for me.

  2. Wow. That was a roundhouse kick of a story. You see it coming, but it still knocks you on your ass. The details — smug complaining as bragging, the call and response that was so sincerely offered on the bus and so perfunctory at the salon, the unwrapping of the baby — were perfect. Wow.

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