Heartache

For six months she left work early to prepare supper for her husband. When she arrived late at the Women’s group she always included her husband in her apologies. “Baba and I will be travelling to the village over the weekend, but I can make my payment before we leave”. Stella’s life was a lieContinue reading “Heartache”

Should we hold on or let go?

I do have a name and an identity.Why do you treat me like a stranger?Do you still remember the words, “I do?”I promised to take this walk with you.If you want to cycle, sail and swim to your destination I will do it with you. Why do you act like you are forced to comeContinue reading “Should we hold on or let go?”

A book review -Appearances or Not

Book Title: Appearances or NotAuthor: Audrey ChirenjeOverall rating:4/5Cover rating 4/5Themes: Culture, marriage, love, societal expectations, friendship, family SummaryAppearances or Not is a story about two people from two different worlds who meet and fall in love. Margot Biriri is the owner of MargoTech and she resides in The Grange. Whereas Farai Chifuniro Banda is theContinue reading “A book review -Appearances or Not”

A review-His only wife

Author: Peace Adzo MedieCover rating: 3/5Overall rating:3/5Themes: love, secrets, family, values, ambition, marriage Afi is told that she will have to be  Elikem Ganyo’s wife and she is married while Elikem is away on a trip. Afi is chosen by Aunty and her family because they do not like Mina although Elikem loves her deeply.Continue reading “A review-His only wife”

A review-Life will humble you

Author: Audrey N ChirenjeCover rating: 3/5Overall rating:4/5Themes: culture, love, religion, support system Summary: Life will humble is a love story about Ronda and Ricardo affectionately known as Riko. Ronda’s life takes a 360° turn when she is kicked out of her matrimonial home because she fails to conceive. When Ronda is trying to get backContinue reading “A review-Life will humble you”

A book review-The secret lives of Baba Segi’s wives

Author: Lola ShoneyinCover rating: 3/50verall rating:4.8/5 Themes: polygamy, secrets, security, family, impotence, societal expectations SummaryThe book is a hilarious piece and it tells the story of Baba Segi and his four wives. The author introduces the four wives and learn or understand how they ended up being in Baba Segi’s household. The reasons include societalContinue reading “A book review-The secret lives of Baba Segi’s wives”

WinterABC 2021 Day 16- The Roora Squad

Today’s post is a continuation of yesterday’s post. The lobola or roora negotiations nowadays are incomplete without the ‘roora squad.’ The roora squad is made up of friends or siblings of the bride and they are there to offer moral support and celebrate with the bride. I am at that age where a  former classmate,Continue reading “WinterABC 2021 Day 16- The Roora Squad”

WinterABC 2021 Day 15-The roora or lobola day (1)

Welcome to the Culture and Fashion Week The lobola negotiations bring two families together (the bride’s and the groom’s) and it is also a day of celebration. In some cases the mediator from the groom’s family is given a list of the proposed bride price and the gifts that they should buy for the parentsContinue reading “WinterABC 2021 Day 15-The roora or lobola day (1)”

To my loving husband

Hello, my lovely readers,😃 today is the last day of the month and l am happy to announce that I will be taking part in the Afrobloggers winter challenge. After reading The Husband Journal I was inspired to write a letter to my future husband. Enjoy😃😊 I have been praying for you and I amContinue reading “To my loving husband”

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