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  1. Mandy
    January 15, 2019

    God, this story!!! I can’t even talk about the way it’s doing me. The gift that woman gave them feels more like a curse than a blessing. To be immortal and to be losing the one you love over and over again because of the loss of memories… To reconnect every few hundred years and remember everything afresh, only to lose them after some years again.
    Nawa o!
    And immortality sef… How do you explain away to your environment about how forever young you’re looking while everyone around you is aging? These two must relocate a lot. Because you simply can’t stay, say, 30 years of age too long in one place.
    This is a beautiful and powerful story. Well done, Abrams. You keep serving great stories here.

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  2. S.A
    January 15, 2019

    Loved it, and highkey wished it is a series!
    Thank you, Abrams.

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  3. nuel
    January 15, 2019

    structure and story line
    out of the ordinary this released a motion creation in my mind and my God its One amazing work of art

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  4. that dark-fair guy
    January 15, 2019

    Wow!!!👏👏👏
    I loved it.

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  5. Delle
    January 15, 2019

    Wait, this is not a series? That’s so unfair.

    Amazing story. Enthralling plot.

    Well done, Abrams!

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  6. BRYAN PETERS
    January 15, 2019

    Sheer beauty – this piece. Wow. So sweet and so sad at the same time. The fierceness and depth of it all. Kudos.
    P.S this shld totally be a series biko

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  7. Andrevn
    January 15, 2019

    Phew! YReading this left me with several thoughts and emotions running through my head even after the last period.

    And yes, it has sparked a day long conversation with a spec-fic writer friend/ally who I sent the link. Highlighting some of the tough choices queer persons have to face in a 21st century Nigeria circa SSMPA ’14 which this story has tried to capture in breathtaking prose, we’ve been arguing back and forth about the logic behind the plot.

    Of which I told him that given the right of choice in the face of eventual death at the hands of homophobic mob baying for our lives, immortality and memory loss, are only minute to the sacrifices LGBT Nigerians would gladly pay just to love without inhibitions.

    I just hope you’d turn this into a series or better, a fully fleshed out novel for mainstream publication, Abrams. Afterall, the future for African Literature is Queer (despite the flawed logic of suppositions like this).

    In other News: Who has read Amatesiro Dore’s essay recently published in The Johannesburg Review of Books ‘Letter to a Young Queer Intellectual’. Pinky?

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    • Pink Panther
      January 15, 2019

      Haven’t read it.
      Maybe email me a link?

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  8. Omiete
    January 16, 2019

    Hei!!!!! I love this!!!!

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  9. Phael
    February 5, 2019

    Damn…… this is just awesome shii. For a second i thought it was motion picture. Pls make this a series. This write up qualifies for a published novel turned movie 😍

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