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Victims – Episode 8

Victims – Episode 8 A Story By Rosemary Okafor “Your pikin dey die o, make you fine something do” Mmesomachi said to her with worries That was how she started her day on Monday; the boy was convulsing badly, his body, so hot that it can boil a pot of native corn in few minutes. […]

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Victims – Episode 7

Victims – Episode 7 A Story By Rosemary Okafor Ukwuoma was seated at her favorite Nim tree, watching Ogugua chase grasshoppers and butterflies. The child’s stomach has been growing bigger and bigger and it worried her, he has developed fever two nights ago which disappeared once the sun came up. Her eyes caught a figure […]

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Victims – Episode 6

Victims – Episode 6 A Story By Rosemary Okafor The day was Sunday and people were reluctant to leave there mats. “Neighbor, Inaro eje Uka? (You no wan go church)Her neighbor asked, struggling with an old head tie that has holes on it, the head tie swallowed her forehead and part of her eye brows. […]

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Victims – Episode 5

Victims – Episode 5 A Story By Rosemary Okafor “The iyi-uwa that brought us all to life is buried deep inside this tree’’ one of the old men surrounding the huge Iroko tree said to her, pointing at the tree. “This tree gave birth to us millions of years ago, she is the mother of […]

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Victims – Episode 4

Victims – Episode 4 A Story By Rosemary Okafor The Tent woke up to a fight between two women, Ukwuoma could not understand the reason for the excitements and pandemonium at first, the previous night was the worst night she has ever had. The stories of yesterday all seemed like a dream to her, this […]

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Victims – Episode 3

Victims – Episode 3 A Story By Rosemary Okafor With the boy now soundly sleeping on the mat, she was left alone curling at the edge of the mat and her legs folded in front of her. Her body felt so strange, as if it belong to another, sleep was a punishment for every moment […]

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Victims – Episode 2

Victims – Episode 2 A Story By Rosemary Okafor In as much as she wanted to mourn her own, she decided to leave the dead behind and move on, carrying only their memories with her, she staggered out of the room with almost nothing as cloth. she moving out like a ghost in the street. […]

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Victims – Episode 1

Victims – Episode 1 A Story By Rosemary Okafor Jos, Nigeria August 29 2001. Unguwan Rogo woke up to a violent crisis. Some called it religious crises, but to Ukwuoma, it was horror. Sounds of guns, dark smokes that covered the sky as men and beast burnt in anguish, religious chants from young men intoxicated […]

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Victims – Prologue

Victims A Story By Rosemary Okafor PROLOGUE I realize that we are not always the same all our life time People change, our beliefs… our convictions, our faith Everything we hold dear and have learnt over the years The cloud gets dark at some point The storm comes thundering down And our walls, comforts, faith […]