Category: Fish Brain Clan

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Fish Brain Clan (12) Onagite

ONAGITE Pastor Ishi’s Redemption List to me. Tell the truth. Serve God faithfully. Regularly come for counseling. Leave James alone to live his life with Amaka. Stay away from men. Wait, back up. Is...

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Fish Brain Clan (10) Loretta

LORETTA The red cab parked before a residential building that had a high fence and a shiny, red gate. Nothing about the house’s exterior indicated that it was a hospital; not even a post....

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Fish Brain Clan (9) Habeeba

HABEEBA Tuesday Evening. Kaduna I walked into Baba’s room. He was seated on his bed, counting the beads on his Tesbi, praying silently. I turned away and walked back to the sitting room. It...

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Fish Brain Clan (7) Bem

BEM I’m out of juice. Today I nicked an artery and almost killed my patient, almost got myself into trouble. Standing in the theatre, scalpel in hand, I lose track of time until the...

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Fish Brain Clan (6) Loretta

LORETTA Odd one out, black sheep, ugly duckling—all names used to describe me during my childhood. I was the darkest and the fattest amongst my sisters and I had an IQ that alienated me...

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Fish Brain Clan (4) Amaka

AMAKA Girls have the habit of burning their ex-boyfriends’ stuff when they know the relationship is really over and there’s no hope of a reunion. As for me, I didn’t go through that stage...