Wiredu does not shy away from heavier, bitter-sweet, themes, though those looking for melancholia will be disappointed. She writes about teenage escapades (Back home, strict folks), shadism in school (I was called purple), Identity (the heaviness of expectation), immigrants and Brexit (he told me he voted leave), single mothers (she had three cleaning jobs and me) and ultimately about the generational survival that many immigrants in the UK, and literally everywhere else are forced to be extremely good at (eventually at 63, hobbling to work with your back pain, your children will study, get good jobs, do well). http://griotmag.com/en/adjoa-wiredus-reflection-moments-flight-nothing-new-evocative-debut-collection-charmingly-honest-poetry/ Image: Paris market with umbrella, women, 2017. © Adjoa Wiredu