• (Episode 6) A Letter from Jail…Life sucks beyond words

    (Episode 6) A Letter from Jail…Life sucks beyond words

    Early morning the next day, Aunt Engee woke me up to bathe her baby, I saw her having a discussion with Miebaka’s father, it looked more like an argument, but they whispered to one another so no one could hear their conversation. The baby was fast asleep; I dressed her up and put her in the cradle, still wondering what the duo was talking about.

    At 6.00am Aunt Engee was already leaving, she acted so nice towards me as Miebaka and […]

  • (Episode 5) A Letter from Jail…Life sucks beyond words

    (Episode 5) A Letter from Jail…Life sucks beyond words

    I got to my room sweating and panting, I increased the speed of the standing fan, stood in front of the mirror, and noticed the changes in my body; my insignificant nipples were pointing out, goose pimples all over my skin, and my pulse faster. Fear ran through my vein, I had a strange feeling deep down my heart; a part of me felt I had sinned; the other part wanted me to tell Aunt Engee what had transpired between […]

  • (Episode 4) A Letter from Jail…Life sucks beyond words

    (Episode 4) A Letter from Jail…Life sucks beyond words

     Later that afternoon, the compound was filled with many people; children and adults, all wearing long faces. Most of them were crying and cursing, others, mostly men, stood with their arms folded and watched the ambulance arrive and drop each body one after another. I saw another man in black uniform drop from a black vehicle, he called the men aside and spoke to them; I could tell from the way the men shook their heads that he was giving […]

  • (Episode 3) A Letter from Jail…Life sucks beyond words

    (Episode 3) A Letter from Jail…Life sucks beyond words

    On Christmas day, Papa woke up at Five O’clock in the morning, prepared boiled rice and goat meat stew, it was the best I had eaten. He instructed me to stay back at home as he will be taking our neighbour, Mr. Mathew on his motorcycle to church. I did not even want to go to church, I wanted to stay back and watch The Sound of Music on the TV; he only allowed me switch on the TV on […]

  • (Episode 1) A Letter from Jail… Life sucks beyond words!

    (Episode 1) A Letter from Jail… Life sucks beyond words!

    My Brothers and Sisters,

    As my tori wan start, I take God beg ona, make ona no judge me; no judge me bikos life no dey fair to everybody, and also, everybody get in own sin wey e dey commit, sin na sin- no sin small. I go school small, I go like talk my tori for the small English wey I understand, then garnish am with some small Pidgin so that everybody go hear my story.

    About Twenty-Seven years ago, I […]