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Victims – Episode 38

Victims – Episode 38 A Story By Rosemary Okafor She didn’t know how long she stood by the grave side, before ‘Iya’ walked up to her, both women stood in silence talking to the dead in prayers. Ado-Odo didn’t change much from the last time she was there with Tunde and the children, except for […]

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Victims – Episode 37

Victims – Episode 37 A Story By Rosemary Okafor Protests, more protests, then buckets of violence, maybe we should call them riots braking out here and there once in a while, for different reasons characterized the months that followed the arrest of Imam Husayn. Agitation for different things at the same time; ‘Saki Imam ba […]

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Victims – Episode 35

Victims – Episode 35 A Story By Rosemary Okafor They didn’t bother to cover their hairs before they hurried inside the church, which drew dozens of heads towards them and murmurings of disapproval. She didn’t even realize how awful she looked and why she had those people looking at her in disdain, only Kafaya noticed […]

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Victims – Episode 34

Victims – Episode 34 A Story By Rosemary Okafor He hung around the Catholic church for a while waiting for the appropriate time to make the move. As time drew near his heart pounded heavily. He looked at the boy again, he was battling with the ice cream that was melting away and wetting his […]

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Victims – Episode 33

Victims – Episode 33 A Story By Rosemary Okafor “This one na how much?” asked Kafaya as she picked a medium sized ‘skumbia fish’ “two hundred naira…” replied the seller “Madam…two hundred for this small fish? You no go sell am for hundred?” she haggled with the seller who was determined to make sells, they […]

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Victims – Episode 32

Victims – Episode 32 A Story By Rosemary Okafor “O ye who believe! The law of equality is prescribed to you in case of murder: the free for the free, the slave for the slave, the woman for the woman…” Quran 2:178 In this case it was a woman for a man. His young wife […]

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Victims – Episode 30

Victims – Episode 30 A Story By Rosemary Okafor “We have succeeded in shooting ourselves on the leg” Mr Party chairman said solemnly. The little room was silence except for the periodic shuffling of Agbadas and the buzzing of the Air conditioner. The meeting was not the party’s planned one, it was an emergency meeting […]