Rose emptied a tin of tomatoes into a black plastic bag and handed it to the small boy holding a kite.
“Tell your mother to pay up the debt she owes me, otherwise things will get messy. Do you hear me?” she held the boy’s ear for emphasis.
“Yes!” he whimpered as Rose slapped a mosquito on her thick arm. Continue reading “Abowu District Episode 10”
Becky was on her knees, her hands held together, muttering fervent prayers. The strong odor of burning red candles filled the room. The woman at the Aladura church had been pleased to see her, her wide mouth had curved awkwardly as Becky recounted her ordeal with her husband and her suspicions about his abandonment of her.
“Our mother, I think he’s having an affair. How can he be doing this so soon? We haven’t even been married for six months.” Continue reading “Abowu District Episode 8”
Weeks passed and Oyinade continued to live as a slave in Ajao’s house. She learnt quickly how to cook, grind beans and pepper, farm, wash, weave hair and fetch water without slipping into the stream from the muddy banks. But most importantly, she learnt how to keep her head down.
The one thing that she found difficult to adapt to was Ajao’s abuse of her. She wished desperately to be ugly and took extra care to look unattractive. She rolled her hair up into tight knots so as not to show the length off in any way. She wore the oldest clothes she could find and paid little attention to grooming herself. Still, Ajao would call for her often. It became apparent to the other slaves that she was favored by him and soon even his wives noticed it too. Continue reading “Oyinade Episode 2.3: “This world is not for women””
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This is the beginning of a mini-series I’ve titled Run!. It’s the story of two women trapped in abusive relationships and their plan for freedom.
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Enjoy! Continue reading “Run! Part 1”
“I can’t tell you the details of what is going on but I’m sure that you can tell that something is wrong with your husband…”
“You said you would tell me everything!”
“I am under an oath! I can’t tell you everything.”
“So, Adegbola is impotent.”
Adeyimika didn’t say anything but she could tell from the look on his face that she was right. She started to cry again. Continue reading “Behind Mud Walls S02 E07: “Anger!””
The season has come to an end. I do hope that you’ve enjoyed it and that I’ll see you here in the next season.
The next season begins on the 1st August.
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Rhoda felt Oladapo drifting away from her. He no longer seemed interested in spending time with her; he was barely home and when he was, he wanted to be alone. He had a faraway look in his eyes that she couldn’t explain and he looked burdened. She had tried to speak with him but it only made her feel worse about her suspicions.
Continue reading “The Family Part 32”