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THE HOUSEWIVES’ TALE (Episode 65)

“I don’t even know why I called you,” Ebuka says over the phone. “Chinwe told me everything. How are you?” I ask. “Just heartbroken. I really love your friend. And I know deep down, she cares about me too. But it seems something is stopping her from fully expressing the ...

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THE HOUSEWIVES’ TALE (Episode 64)

Previously on The Housewives’ Tale… * “So, what’s up? What about Aunty Esther’s case?” I ask Chinwe once we were well on our way out of the hospital. “Her case has already been filed and we dispatched to her husband just yesterday,” she replied. “Oh! Cool!”After a few minutes of ...

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THE HOUSEWIVES’ TALE (Episode 63)

“Are you guys staying longer? I don’t have any leftovers in my refrigerator, but I can cook up something real quick,” I say after a bit of silence. “Nah! I have to get going,” Chinwe says, tossing back the remaining wine in her cup and rising to her feet. “Let ...

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THE HOUSEWIVES’ TALE (Episode 62)

“What happened?” I ask again, hugging Aunty Esther tight as her body is wracked with sobs. “Sorry…sorry…it’s ok…sorry,” I console as I hold her, patiently waiting out her grief. Eventually, her sobs subside. Then she breaks away from my embrace and trains a red-rimmed gaze on me. “Is it true?” ...

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THE HOUSEWIVES’ TALE (Episode 61)

The silence that follows Mimi’s declaration is complete and awkward, and it lasts for about thirty seconds, before Chinwe decides to break it. “Mimi…” she begins falteringly, “you really shouldn’t talk like that. You have to speak positively. Positive confession…” She trails off, looking at me for help. “Are you ...

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THE HOUSEWIVES’ TALE (Episode 60)

Previously on The Housewives’ Tale, Adaku happens upon a pregnancy crisis her friend, Mimi is undergoing, a visit that took them to the hospital where Mimi gets to know that she’s had an ectopic pregnancy and will need an emergency surgery. Ever the good friend, Adaku sticks by Mimi’s side, ...

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THE HOUSEWIVES’ TALE (Episode 59)

Previously on The Housewives’ Tale: Adaku visits her friend, Mimi at home. Mimi has been complaining about stomach aches, which worries Adaku, seeing as Mimi is pregnant. She gets to her house to meet a visibly distressed and obviously unwell Mimi, who she encourages to go to the hospital with ...

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THE HOUSEWIVES’ TALE (Episode 58)

I wake up to noises at the door at 5:30 am on Sunday morning. I stretch out my hand and grope around on my husband’s side of the bed, in a bid to alert him to the noise. But he has left the bed. I decide that he’s probably the ...

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THE HOUSEWIVES’ TALE (Episode 57)

“What is the meaning of all these? We demand an explanation immediately!” I have never seen my husband this vocal about his anger. I cringe as each syllable of his word flies out like a whiplash. It makes me pity the people to whom the words are directed. “Our in-law… ...

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THE HOUSEWIVES’ TALE (Episode 56)

“Why am I even the one carrying all this stuff?” I huff angrily. I’d just tripped on my floor-length skirt, while on the task of lifting cartons after cartons of malt and wine to just outside the door, for the gateman to heft from there and to the boot of ...

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