Hawa Aduun ~The Tribulations of life part 9

Kimina woke up with a terrible headache. She had been up the night before afraid of hyenas. She never minded before, that the hut she and Dunia rented had no door. They had made their own door. Kimina picked up a few life hacks while she lived in the refugee camp. They gathered big and …

Hawa Aduun ~ The Tribulations of life part 7

Why are you scared of water Kimina? Dunia asked…. sending Kimina on a trip down memory lane… “It is not deep I swear, wallahi come in Kimina” Kimina puts down the big clay water pot that was hanging on her back. She didn’t know how to swim. Although she grew up near water pits. She …

Hawa Aduun ~ The tribulations of life part 6

Dunia’s fear of darkness and fire worsen with time. What kind of cruel spirit possessed her? She needed to do her part to run the By the Road restaurant she opened alongside Kimina. She wondered how much longer Kimina would be patient with her. There was no rational way to explain her sudden fear for …

Hawa Aduun ~ The Tribulations of Life part 5

Kimina squeezes the lemon hard to add it’s juice on the chilli chutney. It is noon, the sun was at it’s hottest and soon the buses passing by would stop. The travellers would ask for wudu water, wash and pray the noon prayer. They would then answer nature’s call and get something to eat. “aren’t …

Hawa Aduun ~ The Tribulations of life part 4

Kimina was laughing so hard… “He said… He said” she attempts to finish the sentence without laughing, she fails. Hitting the ground with one leg, and slapping her thigh she tries again. “He said, dabadeed, her ass” “get yourself together Kimina, everyone is looking at us,” says Dunia cutting the onions. She looks to her …

Hawa Aduun ~ The Tribulations of life part 3

Madka-Kher grew weary and resentful towards his family. No matter how many waterpots he drank and showered with, he could not erase Kimina out of his mind. He knew that what he had in his heart for her were love and not a curse. “She has bewitched my son. She put a hex on him.” …

Hawa Aduun ~The Tribulations of life part 2

Dunia sat under the tree by the main road where all the lorries passed by. Lorries came to the villages carrying sugar and wheat flour sacks. The drivers would often allow travellers to sit in between the sacks and on top of them for some money. It wasn’t an unusual sight to see men and …

Hawa aduun ~ The Tribulations of life part 1

A short story by Muni_Mar Kimina sits on the bus with her son on her lap, seventeen years of age a divorcee on one talaq. She decided she didn’t want to wait around until Madka-Kher had said the rest. “I divorce you” Madka-Kher had said through the tears with both his hands on his head …