UNFORGIVEN X

…continued from UNFORGIVEN IX “What does this mean? Why would she have written this report? Are you saying she…” the import of what he was about to imply hit Ethel with a wave and she stumbled. “Eth, you okay?” Amaka asked. “No. No I’m not. That bastard had the guts to take me to the […]

UNFORGIVEN VIII

…continued from Unforgiven VII “What on earth are you talking about Amaka?” the bewildered expression on Ethel’s face couldn’t be faked. “You know how you promised to talk about Charles Umoh before you ran out on me that day?” Amaka was glowering at her. Ethel nodded slowly, “I’m sorry about that Amy. I just…I guess […]

UNFORGIVEN VII

…continued from Unforgiven VI She didn’t resist as his lips claimed hers. They were soft and warm. The kiss stripped her of her resolve, her confidence and the years melted away; once again she was twenty-two and putty in his hands. Oh Lord. This is it. What she’d missed… Stop it Eth! This is not […]

THIS THING CALLED FEMINISM

  “I hate to hear you talk about all women as if they were fine ladies instead of rational creatures. None of us want to be in calm waters all our lives.”  – Jane Austen, Persuasion. “My own sex, I hope, will excuse me, if I treat them like rational creatures, instead of flattering their fascinating […]

UNFORGIVEN VI

…continued from Unforgiven V “Some men talk about their wives whenever they are with their mistresses. But…not you. Why?” “I didn’t think my mistress would want to know my wife. Why do you want to know?” “Because I want to know. Why don’t you talk about the Missus?” “Well babes; I’ve long since learned not […]

UNFORGIVEN V

…continued from Unforgiven IV Charles wasn’t going to stop hounding her. He was the kind of man that got what he wanted and right now he wanted her. The thought of that managed to thrill her and scare her at the same time. Although it was difficult, she decided to ignore his text and return […]

UNFORGIVEN IV

…continued from Unforgiven III   Ethel was looking for a job when she first arrived in Abuja, Amaka had quickly taken a shine to her and informed her about the opening in the school where she taught. Ethel had been reluctant at first, to take the job and also Amaka’s offer of friendship but eventually […]

EKITI 2014 AND THE RE-DEFINITION OF A GOOD MAN

The Ekiti 2014 gubernatorial elections which held on Saturday, June 21 returned Ayo Fayose as victor over incumbent governor, Kayode Fayemi. The results of that election reminded of five lessons which I had hitherto forgotten: 1)       Ekiti 2014 and the re-definition of a good man By Vincent Nzemeke (@vincentnzemeke on twitter) “The result of the […]

UNFORGIVEN – III

…contined from Unforgiven II Charles Umoh had a touch of arrogance, perhaps the fact that he was wealthy added to it. Those two aphrodisiacs were enough to attract any woman to him. Standing on her doorstep, Ethel couldn’t avoid looking at him; really looking at him. He was greying at the temples in a way […]