In Umeuke village, virgin maidens who clock 18 are taken to the shrine of Ohamiri the river goddess, and the priestess choose a girl from among them, to be consecrated to Ohamiri, she lives for the goddess, and cannot be married, or defiled by any man. When it was time for the festival where the maidens would be presented to the goddess, all the maidens decorated their bodies, their families were proud to have daughters involved in the festival, and […]
Aneke walked briskly, with her husband to the market square. Many times, she had walked far before realizing her husband was still behind.
Aneke: “My husband , if you are not in the spirits of the festival , you should go back’’
Nwokoye kept mute, he was not in the mood for small talks, for even though he did not show it, he was afraid of losing his daughter to the gods. This tradition had been in the land even long before […]