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Beryl Darkwaje citiralaпре 2 године
‘Women die in too many ways anyway, my sister.
‘They say it was not always like this. I mean about women and men. They say that a long time back, it was different. But it has been as it is for far too long for it to matter how it was in that far away yesterday. Besides, no one remembers what it was like then. Certainly from as long as even our ancestors may have been able to remember, it seemed to have always been necessary for women to be swallowed up in this way. For some reason, that was the only way societies were built, societies survived and societies prospered.
Beryl Darkwaje citiralaпре 2 године
‘It’s not safe to show a woman you love her … not too much anyway,’ some male voice was telling him. But whose voice was that? His father’s? His Uncle Amoa’s? He wasn’t sure that the voice belonged to any of those two. Of course those men and their kind hid their hearts very well. They were brought up to know how.
Beryl Darkwaje citiralaпре 2 године
Esi had never stated it categorically that she didn’t want any more children. But she was on those dreadful birth control things: pills, loops or whatever. She had gone on them soon after the child was born, and no amount of reasoning and pleading had persuaded her to go off them. He wanted other children, at least one more ... a boy if possible. But even one more girl would have been welcome.
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