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Turmoil

TURMOIL-CHAPTER 30

CHAPTER 30 A’ISHA VI It was right after Subh. I sat in the kitchen a mug of tea in my hands, awaiting Papa Baasit’s scolding. When I’d arrived earlier,  distraught, in tears, and barely coherent, he’d let me in without a word and then showed me into the guest room. Now after a fitful two-hour …

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TURMOIL- CHAPTER 27

TURMOIL- CHAPTER TWENTY-SEVEN TURMOIL- Chapter 27 AISHA V My mother-in-law stepped inside our room. Her eyes never left mine. The expression on her face was triumphant. ‘I have you exactly where I want you’, it said. Without a doubt, I knew she’d heard the conversation with Gaffar. Only God could save me now. “Mama”. I …

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TURMOIL- CHAPTER 26

TURMOIL- CHAPTER TWENTY-SIX GAFFAR IV “Dinner is ready!” A’isha’s call from the kitchen broke the deafening, awkward and unnecessary silence in the house. Grateful for the chance to do something else, I jumped up a little too quickly from my seat and almost spilt the contents of the glass in my hand. “Careful,” My mum …

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