In this heartfelt conversation, Editi Effiong shares a deeply personal and emotional journey through grief and the challenges of being strong for others in the face of tragedy. He started the story with the distressing state of losing a child.
Editi reflects on a particular comment criticizing the portrayal of grief as superficial in ‘The Black Book’ and counters it by expressing a profound understanding of grief. Editi narrates his personal experience of losing a younger brother to cancer and the devastating moment of losing his child. It was a painful and devastating experience.
Despite this journey Editi reveals the incredible strength he had to muster to support the family during that difficult time, leaving no room for personal grieving.
Editi delved into how his emotion was suppressed, particularly the silent tears shed in his sleep during the aftermath of the loss. Editi Effiong powerfully communicates his familiarity with the different levels of mourning and how he has become intimate with loss.
This conversation is powerful.
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