Encounters

Stories from Africa, by Africa

Fear over reason

A Sad Needless Pain

7 min read When Daberechi offered to wet nurse Isinachi, his father Obiajulu, flatly refused. Others, clearly not his friends – he was aware, urged him to give it a try. “Over my dead body! Let the child struggle or even die. But I will not let it suckle the very teat Ogbanje1 is feedingContinue reading “A Sad Needless Pain”

Something Must Kill a Man

Childhood True story***10 min read “Tonight, we’ll read Genesis chapter 27,” dad announced once we all gathered around the table after a sumptuous dinner of apoth, ugali, and delicately prepared smoked fish stew doused with alligator pepper. Allow me to jog your minds a little. This particular chapter of Genesis expounds on how Jacob, with aContinue reading “Something Must Kill a Man”


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