Ifeanyichukwu Peter Eze

Ifeanyichukwu Peter Eze holds a BA in Philosophy from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He writes about survival as it reveals the layers of being, the utopia of place, and the intersections between faith, identity, mental health and death. His works have appeared in Adda, The Temz Review, Fresh Ink, Tiny Essays, Red Coyote, Pangolin Review, Praxis, The Dark Magazine, The Offing, and a few other places. A fellow of the Ebedi International Writers’ Residency, Eze was longlisted for the 2020 Commonwealth Short Story Prize. He emerged second prize winner (nonfiction) for the inaugural Akuko Writers’ Prize, 2020.

Holding Water

Keeping a family is like holding water on your palms. You must not let any of it drop to the ground. Your hands must remain balls of fists even if you have no use for them.