Saturday, November 18, 2017
I knew right from the day I decided to stay with Sister Lucky that there was no turning back. For years, everyone knew me as the trouble maker, the unserious young woman and the spoilt brat and if I had wanted to...
I was kneeling before sister Lucky and whimpering in tears. I could hear my father’s voice as he tried to explain. “Na truth I tell you, I swear. Na relay race she wan teach me ooo...I tell am say I wan join...
“Good afternoon sir!” I heard the teens open the door and greet someone- a man most definitely and an elderly one- I was sure of it. I was in the kitchen pounding the yam that Sister Lucky had apportioned to me while...
As days progressed into weeks, I became someone I didn’t recognise, I cooked, I cleaned, and worked very hard and earned my keep at Sister Lucky’s. I found that the teens were not all her children as I had thought at first....
Sister Lucky didn’t blink an eye, she stared at the teens who’d come out from their rooms sleepy-eyed and they all disappeared back into the rooms. I stood there, daring her to refuse to give me the matches box I needed. Sister...
The cries of the mosquitoes whizzed in my ear and my eyes opened. The sides of my mouth were covered in dried saliva and I could taste some kind of sourness in my mouth. I tried to adjust my eyes...
The drive was quite long as my mother and I sat at the back of the taxi cab in silence. I refused to talk to her, or look in her direction. She was sending me away as she didn’t want to...
“Abosede, ya mama nor go ever change her mind ooo...” Her father said walking up to meet me as I crawled on the ground with my knees. “Wetin I do na...wetin I do my mama wey she wan pursue me from house?”...
I was summoned to my mother’s room and as I stood there before her, I quivered like a cat left outside in the cold. She didn’t even look at me and it seemed as though I’d been wrongly sent for as...

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