You did not tell your boyfriend that you were getting married. So when your phone rings on your wedding night and his name and picture appear on your phone’s screen, you do not pick the call. It continues to ring, this iphone with its delicate features, with his face on the screen; his reddish lips glowing redder. You do not pick. Your husband stands … Continue reading Your New Husband by Dera Duru
“Tradition demands that in the absence of you husband, one of us must become your husband.” Uncle John’s voice rang in my head. The type of things we women are subjected to all in the name of tradition, is baffling. Who was I going to be wife to?” uncle John, my late husband’s eldest brother who happens to be in his mid-sixties? Or the other … Continue reading My Husband’s Brother by Karo Oforofuo
“Who big man epp?” “Abegi, Mama don die.” I laughed. My older sister and only sibling never ceased to amuse me. “Client dey come. I go call you.” She made a comment about the rich man offering to improve her hairdressing business in exchange for an affair. “E don baff? Abegi!” We both laughed. “Make I call you back.” I hung up. Salome was … Continue reading Basis For Love (1): Haunted by the Past… by Sinmisola Ogunyinka
I’m sure you know them…OK- at least one of them. We all do! That naughty friend who drives you nuts… That terribly annoying and maybe even unapologetic someone you’d rather not know… That fellow you’re always at loggerheads with… That person who has and would hurt you deeply – with no apologies… That individual you’d rather have nothing to do with… That somebody you’d eradicate at … Continue reading Loving The Unlovable This Valentine’s Forward..