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Morowa Yejide

Morowa Yejidé’s short stories have appeared in the Istanbul Literary Review, Ascent Aspirations Magazine, Underground Voices, the Japan Times, and the Adirondack Review. Her story “Tokyo Chocolate” was nominated in 2009 for the Pushcart Prize. She is also the 2010 recipient of the Norris Church Mailer Scholarship from Wilkes University. She lives in Washington, DC, with her husband and sons.
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Morowa Yejide
Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. Bing Cherries.

Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. Steadfastness. Sincerity. Level-headedness.

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. Ahmad’s Blues By Miles Davis, Lifetime by Maxwell, Afro Blue by Robert Glasper Experiment, Closer by Goapele, Charlie “Bird” Parker’s ‘Round Midnight

Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. I love cooking and gardening. A savory dish where all the spices come together the way I wanted and a table full of flowers clipped from my own garden is a perfect day in my mind.

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