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Not A Review: Dear Ijeawele…

…Or A Feminist Manifesto In Fifteen Suggestions.   Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie   I know… I know, I’m letting on that I am in fact jobless, by doing such constant book reviews. Or am I jobless? Hmm…. I finished ‘Dear Ijeawele’, my first book in October within minutes. It’s a little book consisting of 53 pages and a rather flow-y message such that you can’t really pause to read later.

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One Day

  One day, this is going to be a grainy picture. Yes, we paid the photographer over half a million Naira for his ‘Shine Blue Shine’ package. You had asked him what sort of a tag that was; shine blue shine, and I had looked at him sympathetically and pinched you. As he stuttered to reply, you giggled and said to him, ‘Just kidding sir. What am I thinking trying

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30 Years Later

It’s been two weeks since I sat in the gallery of a court and watched in dismay as the proceedings to declare a marriage of 30 years null, unfolded before me. I wanted to cry. And it still baffles me. You know how sometimes, we look at people celebrating 25 years of marriage and we think ‘God. This is amazing. I hope to have something like this’? Ah well, apparently,

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I Feel Everything

The first time I met her, I felt nothing. It wasn’t like what most people say they feel when they meet their partners for the first time.  I was at a meeting for intending choir members and I wondered why she was so vocal (pun intended). We were waiting for the existing choir team to finish their post-service meeting before they’d attend to us. Betty was literally shouting at the

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My Criss-Cross Wrinkles

My fingers are crossed. The skin on my knuckles criss cross, wrinkled from all my working and tilling and watering and weeding. Weeding: I stopped you from rolling papers bursting with psychedelic herbs. I stopped you from destroying your brain, smoking the dried up substance promising to take you through heaven but never telling you the destination; hellish-living. Burning: You were going through hell when I met you. Broke, broken,

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Fear Fear

Hey, fear fear, I hear you have agoraphobia, That’s too bad because I plan to take you all around the world.   Hey, fear fear, I hear you have basiphobia, That’s too bad because I plan on making you fall in love with me.   Hey, fear fear, I hear you have hemophobia That’s too bad because I plan to make you the blood of my blood.   Hey, fear

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Hey? Babe? Hey!

He said ‘hi'; I said ‘bye‘ He said ‘wait’,  I said ‘why?‘ He said, ‘listen‘, I said, ‘Talk‘ He said, ‘thanks‘, I said ‘Talk‘ He said ‘I like you‘, I said, ‘Haha‘ He said, ‘I’m serious‘, I said, ‘bye bye‘ He said ‘I’ll be persistent‘ , I said, ‘Persist away‘   He said ‘hi‘, I said, ‘hey‘ He said ‘babe‘, I said, ‘hmm‘ He said, ‘I like you‘, I said, ‘Cool‘

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Where There Is A Will…

In between my tears, I am laughing and clapping my hands. All my friends beside me think it’s part of my mourning process, but it isn’t. I am remembering funny things and laughing, and then crying harder because I’m laughing during my husband’s Lying-In-State. My husband; he was always so stubborn. The first day I met his mom, she called me to the kitchen and said, ‘Don’t worry, I’m not

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Beauty and the Best

My husband and I are celebrities in our own world because everywhere we go, people follow us with their eyes. We cannot walk into a mall or on the beach or even in church without receiving donations of curious stares. The reason is obvious; I am extremely beautiful and my husband is not as handsome as others would like him to be. We first met during one of my modelling

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My Baby’s Baby

Yesterday was a very stressful day for me. From beginning to the end. Before I found out that my husband was cheating on me, I had woken up with a terrible headache and I discovered that I had drooled all over the pillow. Stripping the pillow off its case, my eyes caught the corner where my husband keeps his laptop bag. Empty. I dropped the pillow case and pick up

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