Teen of Fifteen

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Set in Kaduna State, Northern Nigeria. This story depicts the agony, rejection and humiliation face by child mothers in theregion. Girls in their teens, having any semblance of physical and mental maturity are dispatched into marriages with, in most cases, much older spouses.

Here is an excerpt from the book…

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Set in Kaduna State, Northern Nigeria. This story depicts the agony, rejection and humiliation face by child mothers in theregion. Girls in their teens, having any semblance of physical and mental maturity are dispatched into marriages with, in most cases, much older spouses.

The horror that many of these baby-wives suffer is the essence of this story. Monetary inducement, culture, and most especially, religion, play key roles in the haphazard marital union that mainly favours the male spouses.

This work revolves around Fati, a very young mother, used and tricked by her husband. But she bounces back to pay in full the mistreatment she suffered from her husband. It is a story with an unexpected twist. The author hopes is, this twist would pull a rethink and review of marriages in the Hausa/Fulani Northern Nigeria.

The story also reveals another form of illness suffered by teenage mothers which is not the popularly known VVF. It is called RTF (Recto-Virginal Fistula) Showing a depiction of how the sickness suffers its victim.

Here is an excerpt from the book…

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