Modern Love in Nigeria | Mary Helen Specht

Every once in a while a writer stops us in our tracks. I recognize the poetic is personal and any number of people could head Mary Helen Specht’s NYTimes Modern Love piece, saying ‘I Don’t Get It, Anne’.I do find a deeply personal humanity seeping through its words.

Because Anne of Carversville is an international website with a soft spot for the women of Africa, I became very emotional reading How Could I embrace a Village?

The waves of my own life came crashing over me, leaving me swimming fast to dry land.

Besides being a fine writer, Mary Helen Specht get high marks in how to build a simple good website. Enjoy your visit. Hopefully I can interview this talented young writer Anne