If wishes were horses maybe our home would have blinds or at least windows or decent doors, but wishes are not horses they are giant snails moving slowly with broken shells, never reaching a destination before […]
On this marble floor my body glows from expensive oils worth a million more than everything my parents had, I savour every bit of this moment blessing God for the sudden riches and wealth. I was only recently a […]
We first witnessed the leakage of a gun from the dog-eared pages of our English text book,where Okonkwo aimed for a deer but the bullet hit a bush rat instead!
So Dede and I grew up underestimating gun power […]
Tears welled up in your eyes every single time he came in and out of your slits Like a bulldozer forcibily pulling down a weak hut ,His sweat dripped on you like misery as he swayed his hips into painful thrusts […]
You are a combustible explosion of your mother’s heritage, the lush afro bloomed from your scalp because the destiny lines on her palms massaged growth into the warmness of your follicles, the silk of your skin […]
The Dinning table is full, We sit in the normal order; mummy near my son Toby and father near me. Awkward silence pervades the room.
We ate like this ever since I got pregnant with Toby, Mama said nothing. Emeka […]
The palm tree was sacred, women should to climb it let alone tap wine. Rumour had it that there would be a plague if a woman taped wine, no woman dared.
People are gathered at the village square , someone had […]
Mother says my body is a temple to be worshipped but you see the problem with temples is;not everyone comes there to worship even Father Jones. Mother invited him over every Sunday since I was five.
she left him […]
Mama said beauty is in the eyes of the beholder, but what if you don’t have eyes?Oge said I was ugly ,she mocked me ,she said I looked like one of the dolls in Oku’s shrine. I was angry but Mama said I am a […]
“do not marry him” Shade bluffed, I knew she
hated him, she said there was something off about him. I would call it jealousy but she is married with four children. Why would she say I should not marry Aku two […]
Emeka died because I was cooking but they don’t believe me, It was yam. I peeled it forcefully in strips the same way Emeka stripped me of my innocence. I cut it into large chunks , then I prepared to boil it like […]
Dede my nephew looks at me intensely, It must run in our blood this disgusting urge to commit sacrilege, father is old and sick, the medicine man says it is punishment for his weakness , how could he allow such […]
I burnt her hair, the sweet scent of olive oil mixed with blood from Uju’s scalp smelled like incense. I jealously cut it sometimes in her sleep maybe because I was born bald, but last week I plaited it into c […]