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On the Road to Makurdi: Episode 3 (The Truth According to Sewuese)

Meanwhile, I called Luke Abanyam, my host in Makurdi, who picked me up in his car, and took me home.  His wife, Hannah had cooked a sumptuous breakfast to welcome me to their city.  After eating, they both left to go to work, since it was Friday morning.  I promptly fell asleep. By the time … Continue reading On the Road to Makurdi: Episode 3 (The Truth According to Sewuese)

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Diary of a Rogue Priest: Schism in the Church

  I still haven’t heard from Shiri and I am beginning to have the jeepers and creepers. What the hell could possibly be wrong? Anything could have happened to her. Anything! Her phone has been off, and whenever I call her office I’m told she is not there. Well, I don’t doubt her even for … Continue reading Diary of a Rogue Priest: Schism in the Church

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On the Road to Makurdi: Episode 2 (The Stranger on the Bus)

I wasted no time pinging and subsequently chatting with her.  It was such a relief to read her reply.  And that was how we started chatting back and forth. Then, we graduated to sending each other voice notes. I remember the first time I sent her one of those.  All I said was: “Hi, Sewuese … Continue reading On the Road to Makurdi: Episode 2 (The Stranger on the Bus)

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The Summons (III)

“Gay?” Daddy said. I froze. WHAT ? I really hadn’t seen that coming. I mean WHAT? Daddy really knew a lot about his kids, and this severely scared me. I knew Obinna was gay but I didn’t expect to hear that from Daddy. For a second I thought I had mistakenly spoken those words. The temperature in … Continue reading The Summons (III)

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On the Road to Makurdi: Episode 1 (How Scrabble Saved Her Life)

I heard a beep from the phone nestled in the pocket of my trousers, and instinctively knew who was trying to get my attention, and why. It was Sewuese. But, until that moment, I did not know her last name. Eager to know what she had just said, I jumped to my feet, dipped my … Continue reading On the Road to Makurdi: Episode 1 (How Scrabble Saved Her Life)