My Daughter, Once Removed

Cobb, William Jelani
January 2003
Mending the World: Stories of Family by Contemporary Black Write;2003, p165
The author reflects on losing custody of his stepdaughter Aiesha to his wife due to divorce. He recalls how he and Aiesha's mother Shana came to be married. He recalls the efforts he exerted to help with Aiesha's schooling. He narrates how Shana ended their marriage abruptly after five years. The author expresses his longing for Aiesha and his willingness to be a keeper of another man's offspring.


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