We Are Not Cursed #7

PS: My apologies  for posting this installment a day late. I had issues with my ISP yesterday. Anyways, enjoy… PART SEVEN Edited by: Darlene Jones       Amaefuna stopped his pottery wheel at the sight of his son approaching. With a small keg of palm wine clutched to his hairy chest Ibeabuchi staggered into … More We Are Not Cursed #7

Masquerades of Inyi

At last he yielded to his daughter’s persistent request. Her hair was shaved before she was dressed up in boy clothes. By sundown the pair left for the village square. Mmawu (Masquerades) Music was the breeze that flowed through the oja* and drums of the festival. The masquerades were swift, their dance energetic. While everyone … More Masquerades of Inyi

After Burn

Nna anyi (our husband) doesn’t look particularly happy. Whenever he is in such mood, the children go into hiding. Even the goats and chickens in our compound keep quiet. I wish he could to open up to me.  But I am not in a position to ask. No, not now…probably not anymore. My hands tremble … More After Burn