Similar But Different

My twin sister is mischievous. I put up with her – I mean – she is my twin and my best friend, so I kind of have to. But sometimes, she exasperates me. Like now. What she is explaining to me right now is beyond ridiculous. I was enjoying a quiet nap when she barged into the room, waking […]

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Women Who Kill #5: Ava’s Baby

By Felly Oyuga Mummy, I’m feeling cold” Ava rushed to cover her child. It had been raining all afternoon and the pink blanket was not enough. She then tried to pull the plastic sheet over the cot. Her room had a leak in the ceiling. Ava lived in an old building that had drab walls […]

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Women Who Kill #3: Born to Suffer

By Felly Oyuga Life had become unbearable. It was not always this way though. 16 months ago, Cherie thought she was blissfully married. They lived in a decent three bedroom house with her three children and her husband, Saul. Their three children, Anna 13, Anita 9 and the little Jonah 5, all went to a […]

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For Better, For Worse Part 3

Part 1, Part 2 It was exactly 7:00 pm and Zirwa laid still on the bedroom floor of her apartment. Mariam had insisted she stay with her, but her sister’s constant worrying was driving her crazy. All Mariam wanted to do was talk. Talk about her taking the pregnancy test, talk about separating from Dapo, […]

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For Better, For Worse Part 2

Part 1 Zirwa felt fear engulf her. “Dapo… I thought I should… I thought it would be best…” Mariam couldn’t believe his boldness. “No!” she shouted, “How dear you?! You do this to my sister and have the nerve to confidently come to my house?” Zirwa tightened the grip on her sister’s arm. “Mr. Alfred! […]

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For Better, For Worse

Mariam sat in silence opposite her crying sister, watching the tears run down her cheeks. She no longer recognised her own flesh and blood. She wondered how long she had been keeping her predicament from the family, but found little solace in the fact that she had finally come to her for help. “Zirwa… you […]

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