Entries by Hafsah Sule Dauda

Entry 33

TAKEN By Jesutofunmi Fekoya.  Rukkaya adjusted, looking for a comfortable position. It was hard to find one with the ropes tightly binding her wrists and legs. For several days, she had been kept in that foul smelling house with the same cloth they had taken her with. The day another girl was brought, Rukkaya’s once forgotten […]

Entry 32

By Jummai Umar “Greetings, Jonathon.” She patted her purse, making sure all her belongings were inside and smiled. Jonathon was surprised to see her—how would she know his business at the port?  “What a welcome surprise.”, he said in a friendly tone, trying to conceal his nervousness. “What brings you here?”  “I never thought you […]

Entry 31

An Act Of Mercy By Hauwa Hala Nuraddeen She’d always known that it would come to this. Since she was six and innocent, before she saw her father gather her mother in his arms, pepper kisses down her neck, encouraging her to press the razor on her skin so it would send blood flowing; ever […]

Entry 30

By Umeh Prisca Ijeoma           Crowing cocks and screeching birds together with the rays of light that found it’s way through her window, announced the dawn of the morning. It’s been exactly two months she had been living with this stranger who saved her from her captors despite being one of […]

Entry 29

Excerpt from Act of Time By Dahiru Amina. Every day we make choices, what shoe to wear? What food to eat? Every day we make choices that define how the day goes. We are wired to know the difference between pain and gain, and every choice we make is either one of them, has to […]

Entry 28

Title: Time Flux By Deborah Johnson This was it, she thought. This was the beginning and end all at once. Everything she did in this moment would define her future, past and  present. She’d been stuck in time before, it wasn’t pretty and right now, if she didn’t stop this monster of a man from activating the […]

Entry 27

By Bilkisu Musa “An eye for an eye, nothing more. He shall taste the bitterness of a bleeding heart, an eye for an eye!”   Amina’s voice was audible enough to wake the dead. “He will have a taste of his own medicine”. With her mind all made up she drew the duvet to herself. Her […]

Entry 26

By Michael Metu Seventeen ways, that’s how many ways I imagined killing her. She completely ruined my childhood and left me with nightmares. The first time she abused me, nobody else was at home. She did terrible things to me like stuffing her breasts in my mouth, and later telling me to lie down on […]

Entry 25

Kitchen Thief By Abodunrin Basheet It was early Sunday morning. I’ve  prepared for church. The hungry I was feeling was beyond discripption. I went into the parlor waiting for food. I saw mum coming from the kitchen, heading to her room to prepare also. As I realized she was out of my sight,I went quietly into the […]

Entry 24

The Awakening By Nana Khadija Yahaya  Shobha stares out the window, waiting for him to come home. She knows he is angry just because she gave him the black shirt instead of the white one. He beats her up but sometimes he is sorry, he buys her flowers, even cries sometimes, then he tells her not […]