Browsing tag: marriage

Marriage of convenience: Ojo Taiye

Abeni, Different strokes for different folks: Difficulties abound for a lonely Ori. Abeni, Let’s agree we will have no hope. Let’s agree we will have no seed. Abeni, Let my fingers strike your thorn with a Cupid’s dart. Abeni, Let’s just be companions, Let’s interlock hands and mouths and dip into each others underwear. Abeni, Life is sweeter with a companion of the heart. *ori: soul *Abeni: a mature barren woman who refuses to marry again

Ojo Taiye is a young Nigerian who uses poetry

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A Walk Down Nostalgia’s Lane: Zainab Haruna

The door of House No 2 opened slowly and Old Man Adah shuffled out. He turned to make sure that the door shut securely behind him. The neighborhood used to be notorious for break-ins so he always took extra care. He turned towards the street and smiled at his wife, standing at the bottom of the stairs. Ashene moved her head in an abrupt movement making his smile widen. He knew what that movement meant. She was getting impatient. “Hurry up na,” she said and he chuckled. He knew her so well. They had been married for 35 years and

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