Tag Archives: sexual abuse

Sounds Of Silence

​​Memories of that day rest in the bosom of my heart like a dagger I had gone into your room to help wash, Your little niece who knows nothing of the double-edged sword ones of the man I’ve been with since 6 You came at me and started making advances despite my not wanting to … Continue reading Sounds Of Silence

Naija Heels on Cobbled Streets 9

“Shall we bless your bed?” Niyi asked as soon as he’d ferried their bags to her bedroom. Sade was pottering about in the bedroom. Her hot pink dress clung to her waist, reminding him why it had taken him four days to get her back home. Despite the clear statement locked within her smile, he … Continue reading Naija Heels on Cobbled Streets 9

Naija Heels on Cobbled Streets 4

Niyi dropped Sade off at home because she insisted, exaggerating her tiredness. They parted on her doorstep, his palm resting on the curve of her left hip as they hugged. When Sade woke up the following morning to do three dozen sit-ups instead of cooking a full English breakfast, she knew her depressive mood had … Continue reading Naija Heels on Cobbled Streets 4

Naija Heels on Cobbled Streets 3

I know you killed Jennifer. This was the text message that Niyi received last night. The first thing that popped into his head this morning. It played on his mind most of the night. Sleep evaded him for hours, the same way that misery stalked him after Jennifer died: slicing past the barriers he created … Continue reading Naija Heels on Cobbled Streets 3

Naija Heels on Cobbled Streets 2

As soon as her husband’s hand started to travel from the base of her back to the flesh round her navel, Peju froze. She stared into the black blanket of darkness as if prying harder would make the night part, to reveal light. Today, she found out that a woman she left her children with … Continue reading Naija Heels on Cobbled Streets 2