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COMPOUND MATTERS (Episode XIII)

Last week’s unexpected and upsetting visit from Stephen had thrown me off-balance and had me praying that nothing overly dramatic would happen in the compound this week. I just wanted to have some peace. Ti-Abasi had gotten tired of staring at the two of us and had snatched the keys ...

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‘COMPOUND MATTERS’ Is Back On MyMindSnaps

Foreword: Eketi Ette’s Compound Matters was one of the earliest series that ran on this platform when MyMindSnaps first started as a blog. Then I had to stop putting it up because the writer had opened a blog of her own and was now updating the episodes for herself. But ...

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Compound Matters Episode XI

Today, the children in the compound decided not to be outshined and put themselves at the centre of every trouble, both between themselves and between themselves and the adults. I went to school in the morning and returned around two o’clock in the afternoon. This is the designated time for ...

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Compound Matters (Episode X)

It was one-eighteen in the morning when the shots rent the night air, shredding the silence. I remember the exact time because I’d just checked the time moments before, trying to show Ti-abasi that it too late in the night for her to be giggling so loudly. I didn’t even ...

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Compound Matters (Episode IX)

Friday is supposed to be a good day; you know the end of the week, with lots of time to relax and unwind after having worked the entire week through. As a student, I love everything about Friday, except for the laundry. I hate doing laundry on Saturdays, so I ...

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Compound Matters (Episode VIII)

These past few weeks have been quiet in the compound. Unusually so. It was almost weird, having everyone smile at one another and act normal. At some point last week, I almost caught myself praying for brouhaha of some sort. Don’t get me wrong; it’s not as if I didn’t ...

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Compound Matters (Episode VII)

The dust of the morning’s fracas had barely settled when someone decided to bestow the evening with its own version. This time, it was Ebere, the landlord’s wife’s apprentice that started it off. I’ve been here for three years and I still don’t know the name of the landlord’s wife. ...

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Compound Matters (Episode VI)

Although there is never a shortage of palaver in this compound, it is rare when it comes twice in a day. Today was one of those days. These two events will keep everyone in the compound and on this street busy with gossip for quite a while; and to think ...

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Compound Matters (Episode V)

Sometimes I question my sanity – especially about living in this compound. Just last week, Sister Ama beat her boyfriend into a coma for cavorting with her niece Susan, who has since moved out and returned to her parents. I don’t think she’s going to get a good reception at ...

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Compound Matters (Episode IV)

Susan’s eyes widened as she saw her aunt’s shoe sail through the air, making a beeline for her face. She ducked, but she wasn’t quick enough. The heel made contact with her forehead, causing her to stumble backwards. “She’s lucky Ama is wearing that low-heeled office shoe,” Mama Ebuka, who ...

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