Zoë Gadegbeku

Zoë Gadegbeku is a Ghanaian writer living in Boston where she is studying in the Creative Writing MFA program at Emerson College. Her writing has appeared in Lawino Magazine, Afreada, Brittle Paper and The Fem Lit Mag. She was a fellow in the Lannan Center for Poetics and Social Practice at Georgetown University between 2014 and 2015, and will be participating in the Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop in Barbados in May 2017. Zoë is the Communications Associate for the Elma Lewis Center, and also works as a research assistant in the Institute of Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies, both at Emerson College. She blogs at shewhowritesreality.com.

Credit: Issa Benn, used with permission.


Aunty Aggy swatted flies from the pyramid of tomatoes she was trying to sell, the ones at the bottom resting in a soupy mess of imminent rot.

“Ah, madam! This one kaa worry! Everything is fresh, just for you!”

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