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Big Little Lies is Desperate Housewives on Steroids

I told myself I had to contain my enjoyment of Big Little Lies as I watched the season finale, but I’m sorry, this series is too fantastic not to rave about. Especially, its seventh and final installment, which is profoundly gripping, and arguably one of the most engrossing and uncomfortable ...

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THE RETURN (Episode 13)

Previously on THE RETURN… * James spoke haltingly at first, hesitant with his narrative. Then as the words came out of him, pushed forth by the stirring of his memories of the past, he began speaking without any reserve, recounting in details his growing up to the man seated close ...

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THE RETURN (Episode 12)

Previously on THE RETURN… * Staying through the funeral to the end was a grueling task for James. The service was at best a bore and at worst unbearable. He tried not to let his ennui show on his face as the pastor, a balding, burly man with a leathery face ...

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THE JOURNAL: Throwback Thursday

Dear Diary, You see this picture below? It is the mother of all throwbacks. I can’t even remember when it was taken, but as you can see, it was in the age of cameras and negatives and printed photos and framed pictures, before smartphones came out and made it so ...

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THE RETURN (Episode 11)

Previously on THE RETURN… * Francesca scrunched up her face into an expression that reflected incomprehension. “You have no memory of killing him?” she echoed, her brows lifted in question. At first, James did not understand her words to be a question, but when her silence lingered, pregnant with expectation, her ...

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THE CHILDREN OF THE NOTHING

She sat on the brown upholstered couch, her favorite spot in the old duplex home. A portrait of her family was in her slightly arthritic right hand, and her phone was in her left. Dike’s number was the last number she had dialed on her phone. His secretary had been ...

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FIND YOUR JOY

Dad called. His 70 year old voice crackled rustily through the phone. It was filled with a mixture of loneliness and longing. “Rotimi, I know you are very busy. I still remember my time at the University College Hospital, Ibadan. But do you think you can take the weekend off ...

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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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YOUR LAST FEELING

You had always rejected Mother’s lovers, repelling them with hostility. But you accepted Charles. Because the night before Mother introduced him, she fell on her knees, pleading with you to let her, the one who had sacrificed all for you, have a taste of love again. You had crumbled in ...

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THE RETURN (Episode 10)

Previously on THE RETURN… * 22 Years Ago She was on her knees, a downcast image, pleading desperately in the presence of her husband. Her eyes were moist, reddened, wounded with tears. “I’m so, so sorry…” she repeated for what would be the umpteenth time that night. She pleaded even ...

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