Mona Opubor

About Mona Opubor

Mona Zutshi Opubor is an Indian-American writer living with her husband and three children in Nigeria. She has her MA in Fiction Writing and was a member of the 2012 Farafina Creative Writing Trust. Her stories and essays have appeared in The Kalahari Review, Descant Literary Journal, and The Foreign Encounter Anthology among others. She is currently at work on her first novel. Twitter: mopals3
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Is Kidnapping Ever Justified?

My friend forwarded me the security advisory, which began, “There have been three kidnap incidents in Ikoyi in the last five days.” I read this while sipping my morning coffee, a knot hardening in my chest. My husband and I moved to Nigeria with our three young children in 2011. We live in Ikoyi. I […]

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Saying Yes

Most of my life, I haven’t said YES. I’ve said NO. I didn’t want to learn the tango. I didn’t want to try Mongolian food. During the break-up my boyfriend and I had post-college, I refused to be set up on a blind date with a man named Kenny. I’ve been a stay-at-home mom for […]

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Choosing Happiness

Twenty years ago—when I was a college freshman—I fell in love with a dreadlocked Nigerian boy. This boy, whose name was John, loved me back. He told me about his idyllic childhood in Lagos and swore that one day he would return there to raise his family. John was my first boyfriend. He was my […]

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Thoughts on Hair, Beauty, and Race

Nigeria is the Promised Land I’m an Indian woman, and you know what? I have BEAUTIFUL HAIR. It’s shiny and lustrous. I have the kind of hair you see in hair commercials. I married a Nigerian man. When I met him, he had dreadlocks. Now he shaves his head once a week, almost to the […]

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