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Adda B Say So: Dangerously Single

By Fatima Zahra Umar (Warning: This is a satire! Stop reading now if you don’t know what that means) Are you carrying your single status on top of your head like a new hairstyle? Are you flaunting it for all to see? Are you living your life as if all is well with you? Are you saying things like: “Aure ...

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Adda B Say So:Happy Wife=Happy Life

By Fatima Zahra Umar You can find the perfect person for you, but he still won’t be a perfect person. And you’re not a perfect person. A good marriage will force each of you to deal with your issues and work on yourselves to be better because in the right marriage, you want to be your best self not just ...

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Adda B Say So:To Hold Or Not To Hold That Is The Husband

By Fatima Zahra Umar It seems the backbone of marriages these days is the action and efficacy of the Kayan Mata you consume. According to those who know, it makes your husband love you (like he isn’t supposed to love you in the first place), it makes your husband to dash you money and presents everytime he sees you and ...

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Polygamous Problems

By Fateemah Abubakar Let’s take a ride down memory lane. To the times when our parents and their parents coexisted peacefully and happily, having more than one woman as a wife. Man, our grandparents were legends! How they managed to keep what presently seems like “an angry hurricane” cool is still a mystery to me. Oh well, this brings me ...

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Postpartum & Our People

By Fareeda Munir Childbirth: A journey like no other from conception to delivery and beyond.  The “beyond” meaning postpartum.  Mothers deal with aches and pain from erupting a human being into the world:- the perineal stitches, caesarian stitches, the breast engorgement, sore cracked nipples, pelvic pain, muscle pulls, joints, neck, shoulder, back, vocal chords …bless mothers!  So because mothers need a ...

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Adda B Say So: Dear Divorcee, You are NOT alone

By Fatima Zahra Umar   My dear sister, I am writing this letter to you to let you know you are not alone. I know it feels like you are alone, but my dear you are not. There are plenty of us out here sharing in your struggles and triumphs. We know what you are going through. We know how ...

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The Women of Cinade

By Hafsa Sule Dauda Talatu smiled and pushed the logs of wood that were burning under the pot deeper. She smiled, but it was a sad one. She said: ‘ I immerse myself in domestic work to get my mind off the problems from home, and my family’. Talatu is a smallish woman with a bubbly personality; always wearing a ...

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Adda B Say So:What Is Love?

By Fatima Zahra Umar What Is Love? In these times, our minds have completely been bombarded with unrealistic and unhealthy images about what love should be that we have developed an idea of what love should be that is unrealistic and wrong. This is actually not a recent phenomenon, just watch old Disney movies (Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, ...

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Adda B Say So: Remember Remember

By Fatima Zahra Umar There are few things more heart wrenching than watching the man you married put his hands on you, on your neck. It is absolutely the worst. When he tightens his hands around your neck expelling the oxygen from your lungs as he squeezes harder and harder… When you factor in the yelling and the threats to ...

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COMMONSENSE 101:STUFF WE NEED TO STOP SAYING

By Samirah Abdu Guye So some time ago, I was lurking on Facebook as usual, putting my beak into other people’s businesses……. Then, (cue in Indian music for when something bad is about to happen), I came across a post shared by some peeps on my timeline. It was written by an accomplished Northern woman who I have always (and ...

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