Nancy Henaku

Nancy Henaku is originally from Ghana but currently, she lives in Houghton, MI where she is studying for a doctoral degree in Rhetoric, Theory and Culture (RTC) at Michigan Technological University. Nancy writes mostly poetry and has been severally featured on the weekly radio program of the Writer's Project of Ghana.

Peace in a Time of War

Photograph by Ayo Akinyemi, from the series Eripa.

They say
mother and father
named me Peace
because they conceived me
in the midst of turmoil

They say
guns boomed
as midwives slapped mother’s thighs
told her to quit being …

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