Happy New Year everyone! I hope you all are as excited and optimistic about 2016 as I am. It’s going to be a wonderful year for us all by God’s Grace. Let’s keep the flame of hope burning bright. Where there is life there is hope. … Continue reading What do Men really think about natural hair?
As women, through the eyes of Eve We behold many visions and mysteries… Visions and mysteries of Love and Sacrifice, Beauty and Ugliness Joy and Pain, Laughter and Tears Water and Blood, Childbirth and Death Fertility and Bareness, Sweetness and Bitterness Hope and Hopelessness , Strength and weakness All ingrained in the sands of our … Continue reading Winds…
Tradition says a man can marry As many women as he can care for On the condition that he loves them equally Haaaaaaa ! How possible is it to love four different women the same way? When even the love a mother has for Her children are different ? How possible is it for me … Continue reading Polygamy
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
Brenda looked away when she saw Sean coming towards her and the taxi-driver. The driver was still asking for his money. He was beginning to be nasty towards Brenda. She had not expected it of him. He seemed nice when she took his cab but the man in front of her wasn’t anywhere near nice. … Continue reading Caricature Of A Lonely Heart 8
Again, on a sun scourged noon In Ajegunle when the street is ripe With crowd, a woman seizes her man By his shirt, yells atop her voice: Call on foes! To judge my faults, Purchase the most expensive Laundry machine to bleach My black buttocks At … Continue reading Change
Women Of Africa Arise Arise! women of Africa, Arise! daughters of brown skin Full lips, strong arms And black kinky hair, Lift yourself from the ashes Of oppression pain and poverty, Leave your past shame behind straighten the back that was bent, Wash off the marks of your captors, Erase their memory completely Let go … Continue reading Arise! Women Of Africa
AFRICAN WOMAN. 1 African Woman, Ebony like black diamond Costly to bargain for mint. Woman who walked miles The sun and held life’s Fire with smiles. African Woman, Black Tigress, who Opened the dew of The morning sky, and Rained nested honey To sweet away Afric’s sores. African Woman, Strong like Tigress; You remain in … Continue reading African Woman.
FROM PART 4: “Kitan, stop shouting alright. Sound carries in this house, Lamide might hear you.” “Oluseeni, I don’t give a damn! Stop giving excuses! Answer my question!” “Kitan, please forget Lucy. Stop shouting ehn. I can hear something, I think Lamide might be coming back.” “Chinelo, I won’t keep quiet! Lucy is up to … Continue reading Saturday Brunch (5) – The Grand Finale.
FROM PART 3: “But just imagine if I had packed my things that time and taken the children and stormed out of the marriage. People would sympathize, of course, but then some silly girl would have moved in here and M would eventually marry her and she would make sure she removed me from the … Continue reading Saturday Brunch (4).
FROM PART 2: “I’m sorry, Lucy which Babs is this?” “Uh! Chinelo, are you asking me that? How many men do we call Babs?” “Ehn! It’s a lie! Kitan’s Babs? The… em… em… the Owotomo guy? Ah! Oh my God! That’s his wife?” “Yes Chinelo. Imagine! I can’t understand why Lucy would agree to invite … Continue reading Saturday Brunch (3).
-1- “I mean it’s just aww-ful! God have mercy on us. You know M’s cousin Wale right? The one who works with the DFID? Yes, him. He actually had an appointment to be at the UN building.” “Really? Ohmigod!” “Yes, Chinelo. Just imagine it! Please could you pass the syrup?” “Oh, no, no, Chinelo, don’t … Continue reading Saturday Brunch (1).
The sun smiled with intense pride, a very hot afternoon. Outside, a hen basked on the carpet grass, together with two of her seven chicks. I think she was teaching them something. And they seemed to enjoy the weather. I picked up a broken mirror from the dressing table; one of the pieces from my … Continue reading Entwined (1)