Issue Seven:
Eating History

By Clementine Ewokolo Burnley

On the flight from Douala she says I can choose
African-style chicken or fish with basil and thyme.
I imagine the taste of fifty-four countries,
five hundred years of history,
seven hundred million misunderstandings,
and ask for the fish.

About the Contributor

Clementine Ewokolo Burnley is a poet, writer, mother and community worker. Her work has appeared in Versal Journal, The Feminist Wire, Parabola Magazine,  and elsewhere. In 2017 was a finalist in the  Bristol Short Story Prize Competition 2017, the Miles Morland Scholarship Award 2017. You can find her on Facebook or on Twitter at @decolonialheart

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