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 TWENTY-ONE (I) Edited by: Darlene Jones The voice was loud and gruff. Coming to the realization that his name had been called, Umeh wrenched his gaze from the figure of the juju priest thinning away in the distance and refocused on the presiding officers—the direction where the voice had come from. The three … More We Are Not Cursed #21 (I)
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)
Although the Liberian war is now over, I cannot wish away the memories. There are nights in my sleep when I still find myself dressed in army uniform, AK-47 ready. On these nights I hear the voices of parents calling their children; others joking, shouting: “Where’s your bunker?” The air cracks and I hear the … More WHEN YOUR KILLER COULD HAVE BEEN A CHILD SOLDIER
This is one of the few stories I wrote last year. I admit it was fun. But it was also out of my comfort zone (for obvious reasons that you’ll find within). The story is…long. Enjoy and please feel free to share you thoughts with me. WHERE IS DADDY? Two men in green uniforms were … More Where Is Daddy?