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If Only God Was Watching

Omenka Helen Uchendu


After filling her water pot, Anyachi rubbed the sweat from her sore back and started away from the river bank, but the sight of a familiar body stayed her swollen feet. Nobody else could have waltzed across the boiling earth as though merely dancing on a cloud, with hips that swayed as if in tempo with the village drums. Anyachi crossed her arms. She decided to wait and see if Ude would say good morning.

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JENdA: A Journal of Culture and African Women Studies. ISSN: 1530-5686 (online).
Editors: Nkiru Nzegwu; Book Editor: Mary Dillard.

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