Fiction: “Ogadimma” By Ebelenna Tobenna Esomnofu. (Long Listed for the common Wealth Prize 2022)

Amara was the only girl whom the customers hailed Ocean because she engulfed lascivious husbands. Amara was the only girl who wasn’t starving for a model’s shape. Amara was gap-toothed. Amara was tall. Amara had skin the colour of fresh cocoa. Your skin was littered with questions and you were not tall.