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THE DEAD DAUGHTERS by EN Ejob

By EN EJOB All Rights Reserved ©

Thriller / Fantasy

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This is African fantasy Seven sisters witnessed a sacred event that was forbidden to women. This attracted a curse to their family. In his attempt to redeem his family, their younger brother, Ewohna undertakes a quest to slay a legendary beast. Tradition later on requires of him to renounce the name of his father. Forced by his personal drawings, he was left with no choice. Ewohna relinquished his family name. His sisters remained cursed and Ewohna had betrayed his family for nothing. At the word of the witchdoctor, The Ejele, a series of events occur to bring death to Ewohna’s household. Struggling to gain his family’s trust again, he discovers a very old secret. One that frees him from his sins.

PROLOGUE

THE DEAD DAUGHTERS

prologue

“This boy’s family is cursed,” the Ejele continued. “He cannot serve in the fon’s guard. Except…” he cleared his throat, “he renounces his name and disowns his family. Only then can he be free of the curse and become clean.”

“Never!” Pa Anoh yelled from the crowd. “Never! He is my son!”

Guards rushed to him as he forced his way into the courtyard. Mama and Mammy Otam had also found their way to the front. Ewohna looked at them. His gaze met his father’s.

“We are not saying he is not your son, pa Anoh. We’re saying that he can refuse to be. If he really wants to serve the crown.” The old seer had an evil grin on his lips.

The fon looked at the scene, the crowd was noisy now. The boy’s father was agitated. The boy’s father was his old friend. He had heard the words of the witch doctor—the words of tradition. What was he to do? He had already tolerated his old friend to live through shame. Was he going to take his son away from him as well? He pondered. Pa Anoh could see the thoughts almost as clearly as they rushed behind the fon’s eyes.

“Let the boy decide,” the fon said.

Ewohna looked around. He looked at his mama, his papa, his sisters whose heads he immediately found in the horde. The expression on their faces waned.

To be a palace guard had always been what he wanted. He had gone a long way. He had slain a legendary beast—the éghakékeung, just for this. He had endured pain, his wounds still flowing, his limbs still throbbing. Ewohna put his head to the ground, sighed and looked up at the fon. “I forsake my family name.”

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