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THE HOUSEWIVES’ TALE (Episode 22)

I sit, drumming my fingers on the steering wheel in tune with the random music playing on my car radio, as I wait for Nneamaka to come out with Nuella. We are going to drop the kids off at school, and she is uncharacteristically late. Just then, she walks out ...

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THE HOUSEWIVES’ TALE (Episode 21)

My husband and his brother have been discussing in low tones since he came back from work today – Oh! Did I tell you? He came back yesterday evening, my husband. The contract proposal he went to submit was successful. The prospect of him getting this contract is very high. ...

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THE HOUSEWIVES’ TALE (Episode 20)

We usually have Bible Study service at church on Wednesdays. It starts at 6pm. Today, I came to church at 5pm for a brief women’s meeting. Nkaiso, who is the secretary, made me come. And now that I am here, I’m not happy that I came. They are discussing how ...

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THE HOUSEWIVES’ TALE (Episode 19)

I am feeding Gabby his breakfast when Ifeanyi half-runs into the dining room, looking very flustered. “Oh God! Ada, I am finished!” he erupts. “What happened?” I ask, getting worried at once. “Today is 7th?” he says, staring at me, looking at once unsure and hopeful as he waits for ...

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THE HOUSEWIVES’ TALE (Episode 18)

Gabby keeps walking towards me with his eyes trained on Emmanuella, turning every once in a while to look where he is going. This makes the other mother laugh, and she laughs quite boisterously. Very close to me, Gabby trips on an uneven mound of earth and falls into my ...

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THE HOUSEWIVES’ TALE (Episode 17)

I toyed with the idea of taking ibuprofen last night before sleeping, but I discarded the idea because I do not want stories, in case I am actually pregnant. So, I took paracetamol, and found the remnant of the pack of pregnancy test strips I bought two years ago, when ...

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THE HOUSEWIVES’ TALE (Episode 16)

In the wake of Chinwe’s departure, I go into the room and lie down. Just as I’m about to drift off to sleep, my phone rings. I look at the screen to see who is calling; it is Ijeoma. I press the silent button, and lie there, contemplating whether to ...

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THE HOUSEWIVES’ TALE (Episode 15)

I wake up from a weird meaningless dream to switch off my phone alarm which has been ringing incessantly. It is 6 am already. One hour later than I usually wake up. I deliberately set my alarm for 6am this morning, because my husband traveled to Calabar to submit a ...

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THE HOUSEWIVES’ TALE (Episode 14)

Two Years Ago… “Sis, I can’t wait to move in with you!” Onyinyechi gushes, apropos of nothing. I turn sharply away from the mirror before which I have been preening, and admiring the dress I had on, and face her. She is reclined on the sofa, a faraway look in ...

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THE HOUSEWIVES’ TALE (Episode 13)

I spend the rest of my morning cleaning up the house, mainly the room used by Anyi and Leticia. And as expected, the place is a mess, especially the attached toilet/bathroom. I honestly wonder how one person can turn a place into such a mess in just one night. There ...

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