How ‘Notes on Grief’ Made Me Face My Greatest Fear

My thoughts on Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s essay

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What is mourning, and what is grief?

The loss of a loved one is perhaps something no one will ever be fully able to perfectly transcribe into words. If the one who is left behind feels bereft, how can some other such person’s words provide solace? Or can it?




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