NOBODY KNEW WHAT HE was feeling, sitting in that polished pew, listening to the choir. Nobody could glimpse into the sadness in his heart. For everybody in the candle-lit church, Somadina was so lucky. His parents were wealthy; they had single-handedly built the altar, the stained-glass windows that gleamed in the after-light of night. He … Continue reading Love, Pain and Christmas.
It is a story about love and marriage, and about how an impressionable woman becomes ‘born again’ in an unequal union. HER NAME WAS NNEOMA, Good Mother, but Obinze liked to call her Obim. She was, literally, his heart, he said. She liked it, the way his voice would soften whenever he called her … Continue reading The New Wife