‘Emere ni’, I heard Mom say from the corridor.
I preferred staying alone and that was an unacceptable trait for a child. As far as my Mom was concerned, only children from the spirit world shared that trait.
Even though my Mom was hardly ever wrong, we had to confirm from Alagba. His greeting nailed the coffin when he said, ‘Welcome Ma’ as I stepped into his one-room apartment.
Afterwards, I had little or no time to myself as my Mom found a way of conscripting me into all activities especially the church’s.
God had to save my soul.