“Red Grasses and Forbidden Quests” by Cynthia Nnadi Nnenna makes the shortlist of 15 for this year’s #QuramoWritersPrize
It was no surprise to her that he would be baffled about how the baby looked. She tightened her grip on his palm and closed her eyes. She had hidden a lot from him for so long. He was thirteen, yet he was wise and of age to understand things that she never expected of him. She resigned herself to the thoughts. It was time to bring Bunke to the light of the deep rooted secrets and darkness of the Clan. It was only a matter of time before he learnt them for himself and maybe, learnt the wrong things. That would be a disaster.