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 Almost two years ago, I wrote an essay for The Root about my twin struggle to be both an artist and a good “single” father. This may well be one of my most celebrated pieces. I got invited on NPR with Mark Anthony Neal to discuss my experience. So, now I thought that for Words Matter, I’d create a space, leading up to Father’s Day, for anyone to join the conversation about fatherhood in all of its many textures and colors and arrangements. This is something new for Words Matter, doing a series.

About Abdul Ali

I'm a fellow at American University studying creative nonfiction and poetry. I write across a few genres but it's all brought together by larger questions about culture.


2 thoughts on “Fatherhood

  1. i thought that somewhere in here you’d include the piece that you wrote about fatherhood. the others were interesting, but i hope that i’ve overlooked your own piece somewhere in here…

    Posted by josette | June 6, 2010, 8:19 PM
    • Hello Josette,

      First off, thank you for reading Words Matter. I included a hyperlink to my essay for The Root. If you look in the first sentence the word “The Root” is hyperlinked to the essay that I wrote for them two years ago.


      Posted by Abdul Ali | June 8, 2010, 5:58 PM

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