A wonderful guest post at Pearl Osibu’s blog about no longer sharing your family’s religion and how painful it can be to try to negotiate that, by T I Ajibade.
Tears continued to stream down my mum’s face as she asked god why this had to happen to her.
I had to recant. My mum is hypertensive. I was afraid for her health. I had an ugly vision of waking up the next morning to find she’d died of a heart attack.
So I took my words back.
And burned with a thrumming sadness. [Read more...]