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TYING/BINDING SOMEONE TO YOU, A TALE OF OBEAH/JUJU

I didn't know that I had a sister from my father, I had no idea while growing up. The first time I heard her name mentioned I was surprised. I had no idea that daddy had a life before with anyone beside my mom. He mentioned that I had a sister named Donnette, and he said he missed her but he had nothing to do with the mother so it was so sad that he could not visit or see her. He was talking to his friend at the time under the mango tree next door, smoking a spliff while I sucked my thumb and laid on his lap. I looked up and asked him if it was true that I had a sister, and he nodded and answered yes Nunu (which was what he affectionately called me as a child), one day you will meet her, he said, I smiled as I laid back on his chest, thrust my finger back into my mouth and smiled at the thought of a sister, possibly this one would be a nice sister. Later that day, Miss Ruth was visiting as usual and she and my mom were on the veranda talking, mama had just finished cooking and as usual Miss Ruth was having her belly full. It was Wednesday, Stew Peas day, and Miss Ruth was hungrily sucking on a piece of Pig’s tail when I blurted out, “Mama, why yuh neva tell mi dat daddy have anedda daughter”, Miss Ruth with her ever sharp ears began coughing on the pig’s tail bone as she looked up at mama as if to say what? Mama was visibly embarrassed and gave me THAT look, which said, "watch me and you later." ...

I didn't know that I had a sister from my father, I had no idea while growing up. The first time I heard her name mentioned I was surprised. I had no idea that daddy had a life before with anyone beside my mom. He mentioned that I had a sister named Donnette, and he said he missed her but he had nothing to do with the mother so it was so sad that he could not visit or see her. He was talking to his friend at the time under the mango tree next door, smoking a spliff while I sucked my thumb and laid on his lap. I looked up and asked him if it was true that I had a sister, and he nodded and answered yes Nunu (which was what he affectionately called me as a child), one day you will meet her, he said, I smiled as I laid back on his chest, thrust my finger back into my mouth and smiled at the thought of a sister, possibly this one would be a nice sister. Later that day, Miss Ruth was visiting as usual and she and my mom were on the veranda talking, mama had just finished cooking and as usual Miss Ruth was having her belly full. It was Wednesday, Stew Peas day, and Miss Ruth was hungrily sucking on a piece of Pig’s tail when I blurted out, “Mama, why yuh neva tell mi dat daddy have anedda daughter”, Miss Ruth with her ever sharp ears began coughing on the pig’s tail bone as she looked up at mama as if to say what? Mama was visibly embarrassed and gave me THAT look, which said, "watch me and you later." ...