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I Am Woman – Episode 25

I Am Woman – Episode 25 A Story By Brian Ngoma “So Aunty Tamara, you cannot tell me about being a woman.” “Don’t be stupid Tinashe!” Uncle Richard yelled at me. “First thing, you made us wait a month and secondly, you are being disrespectful.” “I made you wait because i wanted you to be […]

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I Am Woman – Episode 24

I Am Woman – Episode 24 A Story By Brian Ngoma Happiness from a strange place is what me and my sister experienced for the last eleven months we had spent at Fumbani’s place. Shikulu started making plans for Kasuli to go back to school. It was too much and I couldn’t continue accepting his […]

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I Am Woman – Episode 23

I Am Woman – Episode 23 A Story By Brian Ngoma “Happy New Year!” We shouted. “2000, right?” Kasuli smiled looking at me. “We are not dead, are we?” I smiled back. “It’s been a rough year,” Kasuli nodded. “It has. I am glad 1999 is gone. I hope it goes away with its problems,” […]

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I Am Woman – Episode 21

I Am Woman – Episode 21 A Story By Brian Ngoma “Why Mama?” I asked with tears running down my cheeks. She avoided eye contact and answered, “I can’t bear you seeing me suffering like this.” “Get rid of him mama.” “It’s not that easy Tinashe.,” she sobbed. “He beats you. He doesn’t even respect […]

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I Am Woman – Episode 19

I Am Woman – Episode 19 A Story By Brian Ngoma “Wake up, Tinashe!” Mama shouted from her bedroom. “What?” I groaned. “It’s Saturday.” “Have you forgotten that you have to go to town and see that teacher?” “But it’s too early mama,” I complained bitterly. “Get out of bed now,” she said with command […]

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I Am Woman – Episode 18

I Am Woman – Episode 18 A Story By Brian Ngoma “Your mother overdosed on some pills, she’s lucky you found her earlier otherwise we would have been talking about something else,” the doctor sighed. “Thank you doctor,” I said. After finding her, luckily the taxi we came with hadn’t gone far, I ran to […]

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I Am Woman – Episode 17

I Am Woman – Episode 17 A Story By Brian Ngoma “So this is the Jack plane you hit him with?” Musonda turned back to look at me. I shifted nervously. I couldn’t get any words out of my mouth. I looked at Clara and Kasuli who were equally shocked at what was happening. “Excuse […]

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I Am Woman – Episode 16

I Am Woman – Episode 16 A Story By Brian Ngoma Helpless and forsaken is how I felt. Laying down for someone against my will like I was some food was the least of things I expected to happen to me that night. What I wanted was to sleep peacefully and probably dream of Marlon. […]

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I Am Woman – Episode 12

I Am Woman – Episode 12 A Story By Brian Ngoma Being the first born and a girl, I was charged with the responsibility of taking care of my siblings especially when mama left us. I had to take up the responsibility of motherhood. Even though I couldn’t be a mother to them, I had […]

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I Am Woman – Episode 11

I Am Woman – Episode 11 A Story By Brian Ngoma (Unedited ) “Get me some water in a bucket,” I said trying to sound as calm as possible. “What happened to brother Enoch?” Kasuli asked stepping forward. “Nothing!” I shouted. I scared her with my answer. She stepped backwards, turned around and left the […]