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No, I’m not pregnant. And I’m not adopting (yet). Every time a woman hollers about having “an announcement”, folk assume a baby is involved. DAG. I mean, just because I look like I ate a baby doesn’t mean I’m having one.

Okay, so yeah. I AM having another baby… but not the sort made of flesh and blood that poops all over your fresh sheets or vomits on your favorite silk blouse. This baby is made of bits and bytes!

MOM Squad: A labor of love has finally reached it’s zenith. A body of work I’ve been marinating on (for almost two years!) has at last come bursting through the uterus of my mind. I’m proud to announce the delivery of ‘Madness & Tea’, a delicious collection of the most lowbrow tales I’ve ever written here on the blog and beyond.

I couldn’t be more proud of myself. In order to complete this task, I had to clear my mind of any and ALL logic, giving myself over to unparalleled foolishness almost to the point of becoming imbecilic. Still, I soldiered on and pushed through. Just as we have pushed through together the dark times together.Yes, yes! This is a triumph for you as well. I may be the placenta, but YOU are the oxygen that has given this baby life.


I want to thank Kim Kinzie, Adj Jetski, Tee Wilder and my co-worker, Deborah, for their contributions to this work. With you, this rare moment wouldn’t have been possible.

Look at it. Isn’t it beautiful?

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I will entertain questions now, if you have any.

This article has 10 comments

  1. Kushite Prince

    Yes it is beautiful!lol Looks very interesting. I’ll have to check it out.

  2. Nana Ama

    You are simply awesome! I don’t know how you stretch 24 hours into 55 and do all you do! Thank you for a lovely and unexpected gift, which I will download on my Christmas gift of a Kindle:) (I don’t see the point of waiting, I unwrap every gift as soon as I receive it!).

    • Malaka

      Oh my. Impatient, aren’t we? Lol! I love it, though. I can’t wait to be like you one day.

      Thank you for the compliment! I still feel like I have so much to do. There are 12 titles (at least) crashing about in my head, jostling for dominance, begging to be released! 😂

      I hope it’s a fun read for you…or at least parts of it are.

  3. Sati

    Hi Malaka,
    I don’t have a question but just want to say congrats. I noticed a new book of yours (well, new to me 🙂 since I had read Daughter of Swallows some time ago), Lover of Her Sole. I got it yesterday and did not rest until I finished reading it 🙂 It was so good, thank you!

    • Malaka

      Hi Sati!
      My poor, poor ‘Lover of Her Sole’. I’ve treated it abysmally, like the middle child that it is! It’s the one book I’ve promoted least, but the one I’m most passionate about. You know the part about the park? I WANT to see that happen in Kumasi so desperately!
      Anyway, all that said THANK YOU for picking up a copy and for your kind note. I’m so happy you enjoyed it. Those are truly words to any authors ears. ☺️
      I hope you’ll download your free copy of Madness & Tea on the 25th!

  4. Sati

    I will, without a doubt.
    Yes it would definitely be a thing of joy to have such a park, well maintained and all sighs. One day…


  5. readinpleasure

    Congrats, Malaka. Just bought a copy of Daughters of Swallows and enjoying it. 🙂

    • Malaka

      Thanks, my haiku slaying/voracious reading friend! I’m pretty excited. Please don’t forget to pick up your free copy on Xmas day!

      And yayyyy!!! You’re liking DOS! ☺️ This makes me terribly happy.

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