About Angel


Angel Patricks Amegbe is a writer, poet and visual storyteller. Her debut novel The Days of Silence, was published by Masobe books in 2021; a poignant coming-of-age story about identity, the unbreakable bonds of family, displacement, survival and the triumph of a woman’s spirit.  
With a background in Psychology, mental health and well-being are themes which are mostly explored in her works. Her poems are layered tapestries of identity, tales of migration, womanhood, self-discovery, and healing.

In 2021, she hosted her first Poetry and Tea’ event; a gathering of poetry lovers and creatives to recharge the soul, which has blossomed into a seasonal thing. Her strength lies in her ability to hold a safe space where people can feel seen, heard, and unheard voices are amplified.

Angel was born and raised in northern Nigeria, lived in Abuja, relocated to France, and now lives with her family in the countryside of Belgium. She is currently working on her second novel and poetry book, and will be found taking long walks and enjoying her special blend of tea.

A  simpler life
After relocating to Belgium, I was greeted by this new “world,” my new home. I needed time. I needed to sit with all the emotions and breathe. I needed courage to embrace this dream I didn’t even realise I was living. I was searching (I still am) for meaning and purpose, until I became aware of the things I am passionate about and the kind of life I want to live—a simple and intentional one. I realised I could create a safe space for anyone who is also searching. The name “Happyblacky and blog where I share my journey to a simpler & intentional life, was birthed in solitude. I hope it inspires you to find your own voice. 
I tell stories visually. 
When I’m not writing fiction or poetry, you’ll find me telling stories here. I started making videos during the lockdown in 2020, when I lacked inspiration to write, and now, it has become a passion. 
What I love
Books, tea, my son, my family, friends, poetry, walks, adventure, love (not in that order).