“I won’t get mar..ried, baba” Zinnab stuttered.
” Shut your mouth”
Her father eyed her spitefully
“I’ll rather die” she said stubbornly
Two deep black eyes shot a fierce look at her, held the scowl till her stubbornness began to yield to fear.
“And as for that pregnancy, you must make Alhaji believe it’s his. I need that money to pay for the dowry of my third wife”
“Yes Baba” Her expression changed as she rubbed her tummy. Her eyes had grown stiff already. And the stony look she had on said:
I’ll kill you before they do.