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Hey Brittlepaperians, we suggest you grab a tissue and get ready to ball your eyes out, because Room 313 is back! The beloved experimental confessional video series has returned after a painfully long hiatus and we are loving every single minute of it.

Released through series director, Wana Udobang’s YouTube channel, the two new videos follow the same pattern we have come to know and love — talented actresses playing emotionally-charged characters in a therapy session.

The first video, “Pemi’s Story,”  features the mesmerizing Ijeoma Aniebo playing a woman who is going through a visibly terrible psychological trauma. Despite the video’s satisfying vagueness, as is characteristic of most of the vignettes in the series, it can be deduced that Pemi is suffering from a loss of sense of self in a suffocating marriage. She says: “Nobody ever tells you how much you’ll change… your name, your house, your body. Everything changes.”

The second video, “Ewere’s Story” is about a woman, played impeccably by Foluke Ogunkeye, who is suffering from the agonizing memory of her husband’s death in a fire. She reminisces on the loneliness of grief. “Do you know the thought that flashes through my mind when everyone has left my house after the pity party?” The answer is truly heartbreaking.

Room 313 is a series of short films that challenge conventional ideas about expression of grief and the nature of victimhood. You can take a look at the full collection out on Udobang’s channel.

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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.

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