Unbalanced Weights

Facet one Prologue “Mr Francis Gameli has been dropped of all charges that led to his unfortunate arrest on June 8, 1989. The applicant was convicted on a charge of murder of one Mr Akatugba. He has served thirty one years of his jail term. However, Mr Gameli has been found not guilty and he…

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Drama in the Hall again. Facet 1 It was a big room– a single room. A coffee-brown velvety partition divided the room into two halves; a chamber and a hall. In one corner of the hall, was an old wooden cupboard containing a few plates and some cooking utensils. A coal pot was found next…

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Drama in the Hall again Facet 2 The stench from the choked gutter was too much to bear. The cacophony of hoots from car horns, shouts from hawkers calling out customers to patronize their goods, with truck pushers forcing their way through the crowd, bellowing out “agoo” “agoo” was a piercing to the eardrum. Some…

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Drama in the Hall again Facet 4 “Hmm, Asantewaa, I really never expected Nhyira to pull such trigger.” She continued, shaking her head and clapping her hands against each other simultaneously. “Nyamekye, you needn’t say much. I’m simply overwhelmed. You and Nhyira, over? It’s beyond my imagination. I have never dreamt of such outcome.” Asantewaa…

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Drama in the Hall again Facet 6 It was exactly one week after Nhyira’s graduation. He wasn’t excited about the class he got. His parents had given him their piece of mind and that pissed him off. Most of the “Boyz-boyz” he used to “roll up” with had better classes than he had which came…

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Drama in the Hall again Facet 9 The twilight was late in arriving. It was rather a long night. Today certainly wasn’t Auntie Efua’s day. Only one of her customers had showed up and purchased her goods. She became anxious. She supported her chin with her right hand and placed her left hand on her…

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Drama in the Hall again Facet 11 He tossed and turned so many times on his uncomfortable bed. Why was it taking so long for sleep to wrap its warm hands around him? He got up from his bed and walked to the hall. He opened the refrigerator and brought out a sealed bottle. He…

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Drama in the Hall Again FACET 12 Zzzzzii, zzzzzii, zzzzzii, her alarm beeped the third time. Then she woke up momentarily. It was fifteen minutes after seven. She rushed out of her bed and removed her nightgown. Then she quickly wrapped a big white towel around her chest and took the metal bucket in order…

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Drama in the Hall again FACET 14 The hall was embellished in a grandiose manner. Five chandeliers hung from the ceiling; one on the main platform and two each at the extreme sides of the hall; a walkway covered with a red carpet separated the hall into two equal sides, the left side and the…