Mwute opened his eyes slowly to find himself on the floor. His clothes were covered in dust. He turned to see whose hand was holding him. He saw Omiiko and tears filled his eyes. He was grateful and ashamed at the same time.
“Do you want to die?” MaMa na asked. We all became worried at the sound of death. Not again, not too soon after BaBa died in a suicide bomber attack in Borno. It is barely one year since his departure and now Adizah my elder sister who I have always looked up to was going to Liberia to die?
Nneoma; her name came out weakly from his lips. His mind had it all figured out now. She had talked about it sometimes and laughed it off whenever he goes and tried to understand. He had felt there was a wall, but he couldn’t even feel it. How does one set about breaking down a wall he cannot see?