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THE HOUSEWIVES’ TALE (Episode 44)

I ring the doorbell and listen to the monophonic tune sound from inside Nkaiso’s house. This is the fourth time I am ringing the doorbell, and the fact that no one has come to the door yet is beginning to annoy me. Heaving a sigh, I decide to leave, wondering ...

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THE HOUSEWIVES’ TALE (Episode 43)

Mimi hesitates visibly, dividing an unsure look between my husband and me. I urge her on with a look of my own. “Uhm… Ok…” she falters. “Chio – I mean, Leticia was never a student at UNEC. Someone that knew her told me that she was just lying to everybody ...

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THE HOUSEWIVES’ TALE (Episode 41)

I wake up to tiny hands all over my face. Opening my eyes, I realize that I’d slept off with Gabby in my arms. My body is positioned awkwardly on his bed, with my back against the wall and the back of my head propped up against the window’s burglary ...

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THE HOUSEWIVES’ TALE (Episode 40)

WRITER’S FOREWORD: I want to use this opportunity to say ‘Thank You’ to all you, readers of what Adaku has to say every week about her life. Thank you. I appreciate it. And if you stick around to the end of this episode, you will see how I intend to ...

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THE HOUSEWIVES’ TALE (Episode 39)

“What is going on with your face?” Ijeoma pipes up upon seeing me. “That is the welcome you’ll tell me, okwa ya?” I reply good-naturedly, smiling and nodding to the greeting of the little girl bustling about Ijeoma’s bed, picking up used plates and clothing. I perch at the edge ...

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THE HOUSEWIVES’ TALE (Episode 38)

Chinwe and Mercy have gone. Gabby and Nuella are back from school. After putting the children down for their afternoon nap, I lie on my bed. Deciding to chat Ijeoma up with the latest development, I pick up my phone. Immediately she sees the headlines, her excitement about the fight ...

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THE HOUSEWIVES’ TALE (Episode 37)

WRITER’S FOREWORD: I would like to take the Humour Colum writer-Chika Jones route and apologize to the dedicated readers of the Housewives series for my protracted absence from MMS. It was due to circumstances beyond my control, circumstances that have hopefully been resolved, enabling me to bring back to you ...

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THE HOUSEWIVES’ TALE (Episode 36)

“Nne!” Ijeoma exclaims, her surprise complete. “So, this is what you have been suffering?” “My dear o!” I reply. “And it seems the more I overlook the anu ofia, the bolder she gets and the weaker I seem,” I add with a sad tone. “Before nko?! What do you expect?” ...

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THE HOUSEWIVES’ TALE (Episode 34)

“What?!” I scream into the phone, unable to believe what I just heard. “What did you say?” The volume of my voice climbs more than a few decibels. “I said that Mrs. Anachunam is awake, ma,” the nurse repeats. “Oh, thank you, Jesus! Thank you, Jesus, thank you, Jesus…!” I ...

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THE HOUSEWIVES’ TALE (Episode 33)

Nkaiso and I both stand on either sides of Ijeoma’s bed. Nkaiso leads the prayers, while I whimper my ‘Amen’ between sniffles, cracking open my eye every now and then to see if her soulful prayers is somehow touching God’s heart, the way it is touching mine. She does not ...

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