WHIPS

Remember Unoma, who wrote Internet Lover (Read HERE)… Well, she has sent in another piece for our reading delight, an extract from her upcoming memoir, Embracing My Shadow. Check on it.

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Girl ChildI was hungry, but I came alive as soon as other students started gathering their notebooks, getting ready to dash out of the class. The bread and tea we had for breakfast didn’t seem to serve any purpose. I had hoped that whatever we were having for lunch would be rice and stew. In the refectory, food was divided according to tables, so five to six students per table and each table had a pot or two of garri and soup. Sometimes, the soup was too watery, and then the rice and beans had small pebbles in them. I had the responsibility of dividing up the food. Nobody appointed me but I volunteered as often as I wanted. Occasionally, some accused me of not doing a good job.

At one point one of the girls at the table, Amaka, who had a large head yelled at me, “Unoma, the fish in your plate is bigger than others.”

“Bigger how? I shared the fish equally.”

“No, yours is bigger!” she yelled.

I shoved my plate to her and snatched hers, but she pulled it back, spilling some of the Ogbono soup. I clenched my fist and glared at her. I didn’t want to get into trouble by fighting. Otherwise, I would have punched her big head. The rest of the girls at the table told me to calm down and to ignore her. Continue reading

Internet Lover

FINALLY! Kito Diaries’ first post penned by a sister! Her name is Unoma – that’s right, her real name in all her daring glory. Shame on you cowering brothers, hiding behind aliases. lol 🙂

Anyway, the story below is fiction. Read and enjoy.

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lesbiansexTiti had not been too lucky with relationships. Her first lover lasted six months with her, and cheated on her a number of times. The second was abusive. And the third was quite the lunatic; she barely took her bipolar medication. Titi decided to remain celibate until she met the right person. However, after a year she became lonely and opted to spend part of her night-time in internet chat rooms.

She was a student of Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia, and worked as a waitress in between her class hours, but Sundays were her best chat days. Most of the chat rooms were usually crowded, and it was difficult to catch anyone’s attention. Unless one made prior arrangements to meet there, it was near impossible to chat. However, Titi formed the habit of clicking on people’s names under the list of members in the room to check their pictures and then decide who was pretty enough to chat with and possibly establish a relationship with. Continue reading

Imam Weds Muslim Lesbian Couple In Sweden

article-2729055-20A3D26600000578-500_634x456Beaming with pride, their faces wreathed in smiles, Sahar Mosleh and Maryam Iranfar finally tied the knot after nine years together.

But the moment proved bittersweet for the couple, as both come from Iran – a country where homosexuals can pay with their lives for falling in love.

In Iran, the pair would have faced a penalty of 50 lashes for the first time they were caught together, a punishment that would have been repeated on a further two occasions. Had they been caught together a fourth time, the death penalty would be applied.

‘I’m glad that this is a happy couple who can now form family after many years of struggle,’ added a thrilled Imam Zahed. ‘It’s a long journey to leave your homeland, come to a foreign country and manage to form a new life together.’ Continue reading