LUST (June 2008)

The Gotta-Have-It Book of the Month: Say You’re One of Them by Uwem Akpan

The Tease:

‘Woman, leave this business to me,’ he said, rebuking her. ‘I’m not going to sit here and let any Honolulus run away with our daughter. They must marry her properly.’
‘You should talk,’ Mama said. ‘Did you come to my father’s house for my hand?’
‘Nobody pays for trouble,’ Baba said. ‘You’re trouble. If I just touch you, you get pregnant. If I even look at you – twins, just like that. Too, too ripe.’
‘Me am always the problem,’ Mama said, her voice rising.
‘All me am saying is we must to treat the tourist well.’

Available: June 9, 2008

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