Life As A Hyphen (Large Print / Hardcover)
Ismail Badjie's collection of essays and short stories offers a deeply personal exploration of his life experience as a man straddling two worlds (Africa and USA). Ismail navigates the complexities of his dual identity with wit, candor, and a relentless pursuit of self-discovery. He encourages readers to step outside their comfort zones, challenge deeply ingrained beliefs, and explore the uncharted territories of their own inner worlds. Drawing on his life experiences, Ismail shares valuable lessons that offer a deep insight into his personal journey into fatherhood, the healing of his inner child, confronting his patriarchal upbringing, and grappling with the complexities of his culture. Ultimately, Ismail's writing celebrates the beauty of true love, perseverance, and devotion, urging us to embrace the power of vulnerability, resilience, and self-discovery. A thought-provoking and inspiring read, Ismail Badjie's collection of essays and short stories is a testament to the transformative power of storytelling and the enduring human spirit.