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The Zookeeper

The Zookeeper is one of those many short stories I kept somewhere. I think I wrote this three years ago. Read, tell me what you think, share. Happy New Month! The zookeeper is a crazy man. He lives in my neighborhood, in the same compound as the woman who fries the salty akara in the morning and sells the oily moi-moi at noon. Some call the zookeeper Baba Friday. But I see no Friday around or even a Mama Friday. Just the old man himself, and only on Sundays. I hear he is too busy at the zoo to stay home during the week. I figure it is because of the many animals he has to take care of. Maybe that is why he is crazy. From my window on many Sunday evenings I have watched him walk up and down the hilly slope of our street. Up and down.…