Tuesday, April 14, 2009

The Handcart Puller (Part I)

Etyang' suddenly swung at Adeke. A triumphant whistle went up. The people that were walking away came back running. Real action was rare and when the opportunity presented itself to see pain inflicted and possibly some blood drawn, the people of Wendo Township were sure to be there to witness.

The Mkokoteni Pusher rushed forward. Several people pulled him back and strongly advised him against interfering in domestic quarrels. Etyang' raised his hand to hit her again. He was a small man but his fist threw Adeke right down. He rushed forward and grabbed her off the ground.
Part I of Nyaboke Ogugu Nduati's moving short story.