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August 14, 2018

The Joys and Pains of Motherhood

Kofo is visibly tired but wouldn’t say so. Chizara will not understand any of that or stop doing what she’s doing. She’s only six-weeks -old and wants everything her way. She’s crying, kicking and shaking, as if someone hit her. “Feed her!” an aunty who fed her just five minutes ago commanded.  Kofo yanked open her blouse, undid her brassier and stuck thick, dark nipples into the little mouth. She sucks quietly for five minutes, plays happily for another five and begins wailing again.   Chizara wants all of her mum; she wants to be cuddled, kissed and rocked endlessly….