Il Caffè Nero di Lunedì means Monday’s Black Coffee in Italian.

Italian and Ghanaian; finding my identity and place in this world as I’m seen a “foreigner” by both cultures. Writing has become some sort of therapy in my journey of self discovery, acceptance and self love.


Behind the Name

Monday. I’m a Monday born and for the Akan people of Ghana, the day a person is born is important in determining their first name (most of the time).

Black Coffee. Well I love black coffee and it’s intense aroma. It reminds me of the intensity of my melanin filled skin.

How did I put it together?  Well Monday is not exactly everyone’s favorite day of the week but let me be the black coffee that will give you the energy to make it through your Mondays.