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THE CALL OF THE SONGBIRD (Part 4: Final Episode)

February 14, 2013 January had been a weird month of sorts, in terms of the weather. What was supposed to be a month for the heat had been swept by the rains, and thereafter dusted by the Harmattan; and it seemed February was keeping up with the tradition, if today ...

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THE CALL OF THE SONGBIRD (Part 3)

February 14, 2012 “So much for a happy valentine,” Chinwe said with feeling as she sniffled and rubbed her moistened handkerchief against her eyes. She’d been crying; her cheeks showed traces of the tear tracks. “It still is,” Adindu said soothingly and placed a hand gently on hers. “You’ve still ...

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THE CALL OF THE SONGBIRD (Part 2)

February 14, 2006 “Amakohia-Akwakuma! Amakohia-Akwakuma!” “Okigwe Road! I na-aga Okigwe Road?” “Driver, dropuom ebe a!” “Sister, bia zuonum ahia!” “Leave me jaré! Onwe ihe n’eme gi n’ishi?!” “Ogbako-Irete! Ogbaaako!” The main arena of Douglas, the area that stretched out between the main market on one side of the road and ...

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THE CALL OF THE SONGBIRD (Part 1) – A Valentine Special

February 14, 1989 The six-year-old boy stared sullenly from under the orange tree at the neighbours who lived on the other side of the twin duplex. The wall separating both houses was low and he could see the bright red Toyota that was owned by that man who usually came ...

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