Case 28: “May the child not die, may the child not die”: let it die and let’s see if the day won’t break. Insight/Background Story: She was the typical African under siege from the extended family system. First, her sisters-in-law accused her of not taking good care of them whenever they came to visit. … More One Week, One Proverb #28
PART SEVENTEEN Edited by: Darlene Jones Placing the mat beside her father, Okuoba sat down on it and fixed her gaze on him. She had always viewed her father, Ichie Umeh, as an intelligent man, a fighter who would give his all for a just cause. At this delicate moment when her family was focused … More We Are Not Cursed #17
Can I call you brother: You who harbor pain and revenge You in parliament who scream aye in favor of your gun-boys and their death-kit You who are quick to think up evil like a smart chess move? Gift me with Angelica for in a dying world, even the brightest of stars lose their shine … More World at Ease (Theme IV: Peace)
Late yesterday, I received an email stating that I’d just won the March edition of Isuu’s online short-story contest (Isuu.com). Man! I couldn’t believe my eyes! I shouted for joy only to realize shortly afterwards that I was still at work. Trust my colleagues, they gathered round immediately, read and said: “Congrats! Uzo, we told you it … More OMG! I’M NOW A PUBLISHED AUTHOR!!!!
Case 18: A woman who has experienced frequent infant mortality hardly allows her baby child to sleep. pic credit: free.bridal-shower-themes.com Insight/Background Story: No one prays for bad luck. But then, it’s a “perfect” stalker and sometimes crashes a happy story. For my friend Umunna and his wife, Ify, their cross may have been … More One Week, One Proverb