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Of Dreams and Colours – Episode 8

“Yes. Of course, I am your father. Why would you even ask such a question?”
“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.

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Of Dreams and Colours – Episode 6

“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.

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Ige Adubi (Book review)

Ige Adubi happens to be one of those books I have a deep connection to. It’s the first adult-like novel (aside required ones for school) my mom got for me. I got it when I was eight and it has survived all my over reading it and lending out.

Ige Adubi is a story about a young girl (who later became a woman) Efunkunmi. She was a princess, the last and favourite child of her father. Her mother the first wife of the king, died after giving birth to her. She was a tomboy, having boys as playmates and closer to her older brother who taught her swordsmanship and horse riding.
Efunkunmi was no ordinary princess. She was destined to free her people from a future calamity and was originally the child of Oluweri, the river goddess. The themes include power, strength, feminism, restoration, the reward for good, punishment for evil and so on.
Ige Adubi was first published in 1998, thus making it a little hard to find but it is still in print. It’s simple, easy to understand but interesting enough to captivate the reader. As a child, it was a really big deal to me, I thought the story was perfect. However, as an adult, I find it a little fast paced and shallow although I still love the story and the concept behind it.
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Of Dreams and Colours – Episode 5

Bami sent Olumide home, he was just trying to help his friend in the way he thought was best. He only gave him a little warning. Nifemi’s head was bent, she looked so much like Abike. Was this how Abike started, avoiding the truth before finding the courage to do it. He would take her to the priest. He was sure it was the circumstances surrounding her birth and the way he left. He could not tell that to the teacher. Most of these educated people look down on traditional worship.

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Of Dreams and Colours – Episode 4

Nifemi’s house was the kind of house that managed to scream poverty even in a remote area. It was unkempt especially now Nifemi chose to spend her free time playing with Olumide. This was the second day the teacher had followed her home, bringing Olumide along to wait for her father. When her father got back yesterday she didn’t bother to tell him the teacher came.

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