My Inheritance

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My Inheritance

by Esther Oganda Ohito
Southern Cultures, Vol. 28, No. 3: Inheritance

“my lament begins / where the bodies are buried / beside each other . . . ”

1. Achiel

Knock, knock.
Who’s there? Mano en ng’a?
Ai yawa, it’s me. Anyalo donjo?
Me who?
Me who hates meandering introductions.