This One Must Not Die IV

This One Must Not Die IV

From last part… It was while we were living in Kaduna that I got pregnant but lost it again. Al-ameen didn’t make me feel like I had lost another pregnancy, he promised he would take me to see a specialist. The closest Teaching Hospital where we could have found...
The Urine-Leaking Girl

The Urine-Leaking Girl

The sight of a 13 year old Amina whom I saw during one of the medical outreaches I participated earlier in the year keeps flashing through my mind. Her low timid tones, monosyllabic responses, her constant downward gaze despite my attempts to make her look at me...
Falmata’s Alma II

Falmata’s Alma II

Featured Photo credit: un.org ‘…Children are innocent and especially vulnerable. Children are less equipped to adapt or respond to conflict. They are the least responsible for conflict, yet suffer disproportionately from its excesses. Children are truly...
Falmata’s Alma I

Falmata’s Alma I

Featured Photo credit: Flickr Along with many other displaced people from major conflict zones in Borno state of Nigeria, Falmata lives with her mother in this small seemingly peaceful town, west of the state. She is only six months, and perhaps lucky to have been...
Ummi Awana

Ummi Awana

Before The Light Went Off The meaning of my name is ‘Mama’. So, now I know why I was named after my dear mother; Mama Zara was a fighter, a true survivor of life, so am I. In our small village of Jajimaji, few kilometres from the busy town of Gashua in Yobe state, we...

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