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The Love Doctor

With a flick of the switch, light flooded the house as I dropped my purse and kicked off my shoes by the coffee table. Damn stilettos. My feet hurt from walking in them for a long time. But the physical pain I felt was nothing compared to the emotional pain I was feeling from Evans … Continue reading The Love Doctor

Entangled

Half-asleep, I dragged my feet across the passage. Gnawing hunger had woken me up and I intended to start my day in the kitchen. I was already in the sitting room before I noticed my sister and her husband tearing at each other like rabid animals. I stopped and contemplated returning to my room like … Continue reading Entangled

Once Lost, Twice Broken

My freshly fixed neon nails suddenly looked more interesting than everything else going on around me. I had stepped into church convincing myself I had been away for too long. The truth was, I had come with the hopes of ‘accidentally’ running into him. But the uneasiness I felt deep in my stomach told me … Continue reading Once Lost, Twice Broken

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Tsoro

The group huddled together for a picture as the tour guide struggled with the glittered iPhone, obviously foreign to him. Amber cringed and silently prayed he wouldn’t drop it. I went hungry to buy this phone. Don’t let my village people win. ‘Say furaha,’ the tour guide finally chanted, exposing two missing front teeth. A … Continue reading Tsoro

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The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s wives

  When I first heard the title of the book, I came up with several theories as to what the secret lives of these wives could be. But I was in for a shocker as my thoughts were a bit off the theme. Baba Segi (real name Ishola Ajao) is a middle-class business man who … Continue reading The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s wives

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Things I Want My Daughters To Know (free pdf)

Genre: Psychological fiction A mother’s love for her children can’t be matched. And for Barbara, not even cancer could separate her from her four daughters; Lisa who is dealing with commitment issues, Jennifer who seems to have it all put together but is just an inch away from falling apart, Amanda who spends as much … Continue reading Things I Want My Daughters To Know (free pdf)

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Primavera – Episode 4

Uche leaned against the car and rapped his fingers on the roof. He watched as Somto emerged from the Junior Church building. As much as a lot had changed in the home front, she was still diligent with her service in church. It baffled him how she had become a stranger to their daughter yet … Continue reading Primavera – Episode 4

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Primavera – Episode 2

Somto was bent over the rail as she looked at the activities going on around the neighborhood. The early morning breeze was warm against her cheeks. Closing her eyes, she imagined herself on the top of a very high mountain surrounded by tiny raindrops falling all around her. She could almost smell the mountain air. … Continue reading Primavera – Episode 2

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Primavera – Episode 1

"You don't walk away when I'm talking to you, Somto." He was beginning to perspire from another round of what seemed like an unproductive session of talking some sense into his wife. Somto simply walked over to the bar to pour herself another drink. She was clad in a white tank top and ankara bum … Continue reading Primavera – Episode 1

Enitan: Episode 2

"You should have aborted me when you had the chance!" Enitan shouted back.
Her mouth fell open, as she staggered, holding on to the bed for stability. She felt like she had been hit by a boulder.
"What did you say?" She stammered.
"I know why you married dad."