All posts by Folakemi Emem-Akpan

Folakemi Emem-Akpan lives in Lagos, Nigeria, with her husband and two children. Even though employed as a financial journalist, her first love has always been writing fiction. She started writing semi-length stories when she was five and was encouraged to continue to do so by her family. Her first book, Touch My Pain, was published in 2004. Her short story, The Deceivers, was one of the winning entries in the 2006 edition of the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association (CBA) short story award. The Deceivers, same as above, has also been published by Oxford University Press as an adapted version in a collection of short stories in the Oxford Bookworms Library in 2011. The collection is titled Songs from the Soul: Stories from around the world. Several of her other stories have also won prizes. These days, she writes about two things she is passionate about: her love for God, and issues concerning women. You can find her at