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Oct 23

AFIN By Edwin Okolo

Today, I can feel Oba’s lecherous eyes on my buttocks as I work the grinding stone, pureeing beans for Iyalode’s allele. I exaggerate my moves, jiggle my bottom and thighs a little more. I can see Oba’s trouser rise through his reflection in the silver tray I used to pick the beans and it makes me smile.

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Oct 21

How She Lives

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From a very little age, I have always wanted to do things my way, it was mostly my way or no other way. I have always been the black sheep, I remember my mother always comparing me to my brother “why can’t you be more like your brother”, she will say. She tried to tame me in lots of ways.

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Oct 20

Oh But Who Will Marry Me If….?

Opinion

There are, in fact, many things true under the sun. One of them is this : the ultimate goal of the average Nigerian woman, and please note that I use the word “average”- a word meant to include everyone and everything though not always successful, in my opinion. Still, maybe I should say, more often than not, the ultimate goal of the average Nigerian woman, consciously or unconsciously, is marriage.

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Oct 19

There’s Something About Rain [4]

Abraham’s apartment was a two-bedroom. They sat in his bed. Regina knew what was going to happen and it was just a matter of when. She knew she wasn’t just there because of DVDs. When Abraham stepped out of the bedroom to turn off the TV in the sitting room, Regina got a WhatsApp message from Hakeem: I’m really sorry. Can we talk tomorrow?

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