OVERVIEW: A writer bored out of his mind kept staring out of a pane on his window until he was transfixed into an image of a young girl who appeared and beckoned him to follow. She retraced her life, through the steps in the writer’s view, and leads him through the life she led to her afterlife. Her story recounts her tribulations with antiquated customs and traditions of her people that resulted in self-exile to the United States with her husband and son.
In the States, her family faced a new kind of affliction after her husband was incarcerated in the federal penitentiary. Her life changed drastically thereafter as she decided to build a business to avail her childhood dreams and constitute herself into a philanthropist of sorts and a self-acclaimed advocate for the downtrodden. In her last mission to her home country in furtherance of her philanthropy and advocacy for women and children and to speak out against moribund traditional beliefs and atrocious cultural practices that included female circumcision, she was inadvertently gunned down by armed robbers.
Even though she left a legacy of selflessness, benefaction, and hope, she still spent her time at the level of consciousness for rebirth, wondering if she did enough and if she ought to return to do some more. Her story and the writer’s take makes an incursion into life and its connection to and with the supernatural and beyond. Fiction and reality merges into the creation of a fantastic tale of the worthiness of life and living.
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About the Author: Chief Nnamdi A. Ekenna.
This is a third entrant by Chief Nnamdi A. Ekenna. In his previous works, he had centered on family and personal history and his inspirational take on some vagaries (caprice, as in opinion or behaviour) of live’s issues, respectively. Here, he presents a completely different take as his imagination guides him and works up a fictional tale that many will find real-life parlances and familiar experiences laced in between. He merges his readers’ imagination with his as he wonders and questions the parity of life here and the hereafter.
Chief Nnamdi A. Ekenna is an attorney.