Tag Archives: Efik-Ibibio

A School For Women Who Will be Good Wives

  Anwangabasi could not wait to show her new self to the whole world. Her hands and legs which were decorated with golden Ekpa ku kwa gears, her waist-length braids which were covered with over-the-top hair pins, and her colourful Ofong Ukod Anwang knee-length gown which accentuated her new round waist-line, were just the physical … Continue reading A School For Women Who Will be Good Wives

The Coconut Conundrum (Episode Five)

‘Patience!’ The crowd echoed in disappointment. ‘What a stupid boy! What has patience got to do with sharing a coconut? This is the silliest answer so far. You just want to put your parents in agony. An answer could not be more laughable.’ Even Ukeme’s parents were disappointed in him. The immediately began to grieve … Continue reading The Coconut Conundrum (Episode Five)

The Coconut Conundrum (Episode Three)

Ukeme was hesitant at first. But he received the coconut without looking back at the fairy princess. ‘My princess but…’ ‘Not buts. The only place for butts in the life is the ash tray. Leave all the butts there. Go and share that coconut without dividing it. In seven years from today I will come … Continue reading The Coconut Conundrum (Episode Three)

The Coconut Conundrum (Episode One)

Ukeme was a little boy who lived with his parents in Ikonneme, a village in Abey Kingdom which was very close to the other end of Calabar town. He was a diligent boy. Every morning when he woke up from sleep, he would roll away his mat from the floor. He would sweep the floor … Continue reading The Coconut Conundrum (Episode One)