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    The Mystery of Yam and Twins

    When you gaze upon the lovely sight. Of twins, arm in arm, asleep at night. Think not that the house has been doubly messed. But that you, as parents, have been doubly blessed. ~ Jon Bratton Today, I’m out to take us on a very intimate and exciting trip to a place called Ibarapa Local Governments in Oyo State, Nigeria. Well, for one, this topic is not something I’m new to but it’s something that came to me in a very different light and most importantly, I hope to intimate my non-Nigerian readers with some of the non-prominent cultures and beliefs of the Nigerian people in the Yoruba region. Also,…

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    Alu (Abomination)

    Onye ala! Come let me tell you the story of how your forefathers made love to your mothers under the udala tree. Ekwensu! My papa wears no red cap But he is a better father than yours. You think you can insult? I will show you what we do to flies trying to finish our palm wine. I bu onye nzuzu cos your Mama never formed you the proper way I am Ada; Adanna! I am my father’s daughter; And you are Alu! made from your father’s already cold semen in a bottle.