I watched the film before reading the book, and when I discovered that it was adapted from a book I couldn’t wait to read the book. I have this thing with adapted movies, after watching the film, I still go back to read the book if I haven’t read it before watching the film. Only then can I be truly satisfied.
The big 3 zero, when you can confidently say “grown woman” and flip your hair proudly. While I’m not 30 yet, allow me to write this from the perspective of a 30-year-old woman named Lola. If Lola, isn’t okay, we can change it… Lola is? Good! Now, allow Lola to tell you her story about being a spinster above 30.
They were caught before they ran for long. Bami tried to fight them off but he was no match for six hefty men. He was easily overpowered and they were blindfolded, gagged and had their hands tied.
As much as bami wanted to stay behind, he wanted the best for his daughter. He chose her safety over her academics. He was surprised Ade was able to find him after almost ten years.
“We don’t look alike.”
“Nifemi, not all daughters look like their fathers. You are the perfect replica of your mother. Would you have preferred to look like me, a man who is ugly, to begin with?”
She laughed “No, bami.” She knew the market woman was lying. Of course, bami is her father.
Nifemi avoided Nike and Tolani. She didn’t want their mother to do anything to them on her account, although she could not stop worrying over the things she overheard their mother saying. She moved around with Olumide instead.
“She has dysgraphia.”
“What?! I don’t understand.”
“It’s a condition where someone who is considered normal intellectually, has difficulty writing although in some cases not all, it affects intellectual ability.”
Nifemi’s teacher grabbed her chest. “How expensive is the cure?”
“There is none. However……. ”
“What caused it?!”
“There is no known cause. Probably someone in her family was or is suffering from it. Just calm down. Once we meet her parents we can find a way to work around it.”
The teacher whispered in the doctor’s ear. The doctor looked at Nifemi and sighed.