While She Was Away — Chapter 2

Lessons I learned while doubling as a mum in my wife’s absence.

Willy & his mum, 2008. Image by Author

True Story

Now back home, I told Helen to eat. After her meal, left for her house. Living on the same street as ours, she puts up in one the tin houses popularly called “batcha” by the locals. Batchas are ramshacke, hurriedly constructed makeshift structures used by mostly…

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