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With Love From Asaba: Part 15 (FINAL)

“Who is that that wants to break my gate, ehn?” Chief Alozie asked in an irritated voice, before yelling to the gateman to go and see who was at the gate. The gateman was in the backyard and Nene beat him to the gate.  As soon as she stepped outside, she saw Richard grinning. He … Continue reading With Love From Asaba: Part 15 (FINAL)

With Love From Asaba: Part 14

Richard was right, as Nene later discovered.  Before they parted ways, Richard had told Nene of the various DNA samples that could be used to determine paternity.  Nene had been apprehensive at first, thinking that they would need to draw the child’s blood. But Richard had set her mind at ease. 

With Love From Asaba: Part 13

To everyone who’s been following this series, reading, commenting, critiquing or just waka-passing, thank you.  I appreciate you. :-) Here is Part 13.  Enjoy!   “Richard, I’m talking to you.  Tell me it’s not true,” said Nene, tears filling her eyes.  She had hoped and prayed that it was just a hoax, something she could … Continue reading With Love From Asaba: Part 13

With Love From Asaba: Part 12

Nene went to bed very early that day, but sleep evaded her.  At about 2:00 a.m. on Tuesday morning, when the whole house was asleep, she went downstairs and searched for Monday’s paper. Her uncle usually kept the newspapers for the entire week in a magazine stand in the sitting room, and only threw them … Continue reading With Love From Asaba: Part 12

With Love From Asaba: Part 11

The school where he taught was located on the same road as the hotel, and he was just leaving for his second shift at the home of one of his students where he gave private English lessons.  Nene did not see him until he was standing right in front of her.  By then, it was … Continue reading With Love From Asaba: Part 11

With Love From Asaba: Part 10

Brother James was the unapologetically longwinded and pompous leader of the Sunday School class for youths in the church Nene attended. Truthfully, most people referred to it as the “Singles’ Sunday School Class,” because it was attended by young, unmarried people.  The married folks had their own class.  But for whatever reason, the church chose … Continue reading With Love From Asaba: Part 10

With Love From Asaba: Part 9

By now, it was already dark, and although the electricity supply was a lot better in Asaba than it was in Lagos, the power was out that night.  The generators in the neighborhood had taken over from where PHCN stopped. Chief Alozie’s compound was no exception.  The hum of his generator was loud enough to … Continue reading With Love From Asaba: Part 9

With Love From Asaba: Part 8

    Nene tapped Richard on the shoulder, told him she was leaving and retired indoors.  She knew that she would have another opportunity to ask more questions the following day. One of her father’s friends was celebrating his 54th birthday in Agbor that Saturday, and Richard had volunteered to take her there. The man, … Continue reading With Love From Asaba: Part 8

With Love From Asaba: Part 7

  Nene shook her head and rolled her eyes.  This guy was just jumping to conclusions, but she was enjoying his company.  They continued talking as they ate their lunch. Nene told Richard that she was in Asaba job-hunting.  He told her that he was in a joint venture with his best friend, Chuka in … Continue reading With Love From Asaba: Part 7

With Love From Asaba: Part 6

As they drove, there was a beep from Richard’s phone, which was in his breast pocket and he made as if to retrieve it. “What do you think you’re doing?” Nene asked, a tinge of fear in her voice.  “Don’t tell me you’re going to check your phone while you’re driving?” “You’ve predicted my future … Continue reading With Love From Asaba: Part 6

With Love From Asaba: Part 5

The following day, Nene woke up still full of hope.  The day was pregnant with the promise of great things, and she basked in it.  She savored that warm, delightful feeling, which envelopes a person rising from sweet sleep, that sweet nothingness that entices the waker to slip back under the covers and continue dreaming.  … Continue reading With Love From Asaba: Part 5

With Love From Asaba: Part 4

“Na so e dey start,” she muttered to herself.  “From ‘Hello’ to ‘I no do again.’  That’s how the story ends.” She promptly emptied the dustbin and was about to enter the house when she heard a man’s voice yelling “Hello.”  It was the same guy.  He had decided to vocalize his greeting this time, … Continue reading With Love From Asaba: Part 4

With Love From Asaba: Part 3

In less than 40 minutes, the SUV had pulled into an impressive, but modest two-storey house on Okpannam road.  Her uncle, Chief Alozie was not at home when they got back, but her cousins, Amaka and Chikodi were. With just two years between them, they could pass for twins.  They looked so alike, but they … Continue reading With Love From Asaba: Part 3

With Love From Asaba: Part 2

“Look Nene, it is taking too long to get a job here in Lagos.  Your mother and I have discussed this.  Go to Asaba and stay with your uncle, Arinze.  He has connections there and might be able to get you a job.  At least, you won’t be among strangers.  I know you don’t want … Continue reading With Love From Asaba: Part 2

With Love From Asaba: Part 1

It is one thing to be cheated and know it, but it is another thing to be cheated and not know it. Nene Alozie had been cheated of a husband and his name was Paul. It did not matter that they were just dating when they parted ways.  She knew they were headed for the … Continue reading With Love From Asaba: Part 1