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Nigerian blogger and On-Air personality, Wana Udobang, stars in this short film adaptation of a fictional confessional titled “Shrink.”

The project began as a short story that was published here on Brittle Paper. How awesome is that!

I remember receiving this submission titled “Shrink,” about a woman’s angst-ridden attempt to love her body in spite of being told that her body was not lovable. I read it and knew I had to published it.

{Read “Shrink” HERE}

Inspired by a friend’s work {HERE}, Wana decided to do a film adaptation of the story.

Wana directs with Imoh Umoren doing the shooting and editing.

The film features a woman standing before the mirror and stripped both in body and in soul. She voices dark, unsettling, and private thoughts about what it means to inhabit a body that the world imagines to be unlovely.

Whenever the camera is used as a mirror, the outcome always so courageous.

Thumbs up to Wana! I love these kinds of creative projects.

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I hold a doctorate in English from Duke University and recently joined the Marquette University English faculty as an Assistant Professor. I love teaching African fiction and contemporary British novels. Brittle Paper is the virtual space/station where I play and experiment with ideas on how to reinvent African fiction and literary culture.

2 Responses to “My Camera, My Mirror! | Shrink by Wana Udobang | A Short Film” Subscribe

  1. carol 2014/11/06 at 01:55 #

    thanks for sharing.

  2. estrella 2014/11/11 at 03:08 #

    I saw shrink once and didn’t read it.
    I judged it before i read it as another one of those poems by a woman not strong enough to be sick and tired of being sick and tired.
    But today i read it and watched the short film.
    And i just want to say that I am sorry.
    Sometimes, we fail to understand the struggle that certain people go through and judge them before we even know them.
    Wana, You are a strong woman and from what I can tell, you will only become stronger…
    Thank you for sharing the part of you that we all keep hidden for fear of being rejected..

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