Brittle Paper: Neighbours | Mifa Adejumo | Fiction

  “Hey!” “Hi,” she greeted with a forced smile. She smarmed her hair down and took a seat next to him. They were seated by her door, at the opening with an elevated concrete slab that one had to step on to before standing in front of her apartment. “So, how have you been?” he […]

Electric Literature: 7 Books About Women Who Put Friendship at the Center of Their Lives

Electric Literature: 7 Books About Women Who Put Friendship at the Center of Their Lives

I have always found myself building extremely romantic friendships. Long hours lost to phone calls, text marathons, letters, no-reason gifts, the sharing of meals and secrets and small, tender intimacies.  For whatever reason, it has always seemed apparent that my friendships—if handled with devotion and care—will outlast my romantic relationships. Through adolescence and early adulthood […]

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Electric Literature: For the Teenage Girls in “Headshot,” the Boxing Ring Is a Place of Transformation

Electric Literature: For the Teenage Girls in “Headshot,” the Boxing Ring Is a Place of Transformation

Rita Bullwinkel’s debut novel Headshot takes place in the confines of a boxing ring in Reno, Nevada, over two days of championship matches to determine the winner of the 12th Annual Women’s 18 & Under Daughters of America Cup. Her protagonists, eight teenage girls, fight each other in a series of face-offs for the title […]

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