Spirited and observant, Layla’s a child who’s been given room to grow, making happiness both thoughtful and intimate. It’s her dad talking about growing-up in South Carolina; her mom reading poetry; her best friend Juan; the community garden; and so much more.
Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie was born in Queens, NY. Tallie has performed poetry & taught in the US, Namibia, the Netherlands, Belgium, & England. She has also authored several collections of poetry and is the mother of three galaxies who look like daughters.