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I'm an old fashioned plus sized diva who loves God, good books and knowledge.I enjoy documenting and communicating daily life and women's experiences through words and pictures.My passions are photography, gender and public health issues in Sub Saharan Africa, culture , Languages, travel and existence....
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This Marriage

Ehhhhhh Woooooo, Ehhhhhh Woooooo! That was the unmistakable scream of Ihuoma. I lifted myself up reluctantly from my sleeping mat and strolled lazily to the entrance of the family hut to find out what the cause for alarm was this time around. Ihuoma was my sister in law and village gossip, the whole village was … Continue reading This Marriage

Ancestor Mothers

Ancestor Mothers

From the beginning of time, My ancestors mothers, Have believed and worshiped the Almighty Creator Great big and tall women Big head wraps tied around their heads Thick colourful wrappers tied around their ample bosoms Hands raised towards the sky As their thick bodies bounced up and down in rhythm to their movement They communicated … Continue reading Ancestor Mothers

My Motherland..

My Motherland..

The day Africa was born, the gods rejoiced
Mother Earth and Mother Sky never felt so complete
They both shed tears of joy which made oceans, rivers and streams
And sighed in contentment which gave cool winds
Their daughter was beautiful.
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Waistbeads…..

Waistbeads…..

Embrace me dear warrior of mine
As you count my waist beads and our bare feet digs
Into the friendly earth in tenderness
My hair smells of rich forest herbs
My dark oiled skin glows with velvety smoothness
I am weak at the knees
Your touch is magic