The baby’s cry had reduced to barely audible whimpers. She should not have been born. Does Ali know that she wants the baby dead? That she is sorry for bringing the baby into this messy world?

Pangs of Poverty

”God, please let there be light.” I grumpily got out of bed and got into the shower. “It is only in Africa, scratch that, Nigeria that one prays such a prayer in 2019.” I said to no one in particular as I patted my body dry with the towel. The night was not easy. “How…