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THE HOUSEWIVES’ TALE (Episode 32)

“Ifeanyi!” I call out for the fifth time, knocking on the door to Ifeanyi’s bedroom. I am determined not to leave the door until he answers me. “Yes!” he finally answers, his voice revealing his irritation. “Sorry, did I wake you up?” “What’s the problem?” he growls. He is not ...

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THE HOUSEWIVES’ TALE (Episode 31)

I watch with remorse as Ijeoma’s mother totters on unsteady legs, on her arthritic way out of the room. “I hope you’re happy now?” the young girl beside her, Amara spits out at me through clenched teeth, as she does her utmost best to steady Ijeoma’s mother with one hand, ...

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FAMILY BLUES (Episode 2)

DORIS I dreamed of a man yesterday night. Actually, I can’t tell if it had been a dream. Maybe it wasn’t. I can’t tell whether I was asleep or awake or somewhere in between. But my eyes were closed then, my mind floating, as I lay alone on my matrimonial ...

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THE HOUSEWIVES’ TALE (Episode 29)

Lately, I’ve been picking up Nuella from school for Nneamaka, to keep her till her mother returns from her newest adventure – Learning interior decorating. Nneamaka had wanted to enroll Nuella for after-school care, but I was having none of that. Not when I can pick her up, and mind ...

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THE HOUSEWIVES’ TALE (Episode 28)

It’s a few minutes past 8pm, and neither my husband nor Ifeanyi have come home, and I am getting worried. My husband’s phone is switched off (according to the automated machine voice). When I was going to pick Gabby up from school, I noticed that the new car wasn’t in ...

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THE HOUSEWIVES’ TALE (Episode 27)

I am washing up at the sink after taking Gabby to school, and listening and humming along with Lara George’s voice over my tiny phone speaker, as she belts out ‘The rest of my life’ in that soulful, high-pitched voice of hers. Ijeoma had asked me earlier to come pick ...

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THE HOUSEWIVES’ TALE (Episode 26)

By the time I get to the sitting room, Ifeanyi had slammed his room door shut. He must have run all the way. I sigh and walk back to the kitchen, deflated, and determined to finish washing up as fast as I can, so that I can leave the house ...

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THE HOUSEWIVES’ TALE (Episode 25)

“Creepy little bitch!” I fume under my breath, as I walk towards the sitting room to give Mr. Ogbodo the glass cup he asked for. I glower at Leticia when I step into the parlour. She stares expressionlessly back at me before turning her attention to a male guest, who ...

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THE HOUSEWIVES’ TALE (Episode 24)

I succeeded in preparing for the party without my husband knowing what was going on. I mean, he almost caught me at first, but I told him that Nneamaka was teaching me how to prepare some snacks, and that she will be coming over after service to teach me a ...

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THE HOUSEWIVES’ TALE (Episode 23)

“I did not know it was this serious o!” I say, abandoning the mop, and dropping into a seat, unsure how I feel about this development. “Well, I don’t even know if I am as serious again,” Ifeanyi responds. “I mean, I love her, but there are a lot of ...

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