Month: June 2018

ALICE 2

ALICE 2

I went outside a few minutes after Alice, I realized all eyes were on me from the direction of the crowd sitting under the tree I saw through my door earlier. I didn’t see Mr. Kunle amongst them and I was heavily relieved. I wasn’t […]

ALICE

ALICE

The youngest wife name  Alice and she was from the next village. She was married off to Mr. Kunle when she was 11 years by her father who used her bride price to renovate their family house and acquire a land which they use for […]

THE THIRD WIFE

THE THIRD WIFE

My stomach started growling now as I was hungry, I peeped through a hole in the wooden door surveying the compound where my eyes could see. There were three rooms next to mine in the same line and mine was last I realized. On the […]

NEW HOME

NEW HOME

On getting to the house, which was massive judging from the compound but due to the fog I couldn’t distinguee how many rooms he had or how rich he was. There were his four wives waiting on me. I was brought down swiftly the same […]

MARRIAGE 2

MARRIAGE 2

I was beside myself with anger and cried when it dawned on me I couldn’t achieve my goals as the career woman I would have loved to be in the future. Gradually I was being taken away held shoulder high by hands I didn’t even […]

MARRIAGE 1

MARRIAGE 1

We ignored them by Mama telling me stories about her childhood as we sat by the dying fire and my head lying on her legs with her hands going through my kinky African hair. As the last fire wood chunk in I suggested we go […]

SUSPICIONS

SUSPICIONS

The person I created in my head to come save me didn’t come as I was married off when I least expected it. I remember the day of my marriage vividly like it all happened yesterday. I had seen Mr. Kunle talking to dad a […]

TOWN 1

TOWN 1

I am 12 years old and I know soon old men will start showing interest in me as father is envisioning and I am scared of that fact. I am scared of the fact that I wouldn’t be allowed to enjoy my childhood in peace […]

TOWN

TOWN

My village was located in Navrongo a town in the northern region of Ghana which has a desert like weather; with droughts on dry season, scorching sun and barely rains. The main source of income my village generates from was farming and cattle rearing. The […]

ME 2

ME 2

Most men in my society were intimidated by the doctor and said she was cursed not to be married and have children at her age thereby they avoid the hospital even when they are seriously sick since they will be treated by her. My entire […]


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