After New Year’s Day, Jimi’s mother collapses .Ends up in hospital with help provided by Jimi and house-help, Risikat. At the hospital Mrs Solade tells Jimi she has ovarian cancer and wants Jimi to know he and Wole are both loved by their father. Jimi wonders why he was being told .
Efua chats with Jimi. Both got caught up when area boys altercate with the Police. Confused boy with learning disability saved and all escape into an ice cream bar.
Mrs Soluade dies and is buried. Efua feels sorry for Jimi and gets friendlier.
Mr Soluade goes away (escaped/disappeared?).Wole and Jimi are free-basing on heroin. Efua and Nene rescue Jimi from Wole’s dark world of drugs and prostitution
Nene borrows Efua’s Biology textbook while she was not home and discovers Efua’s letter to Miss Novi. Thereafter the world explodes! Nene informs Jimi who is first disappointed and then angry. He decides to expose what both consider as a deceitful and disgusting lesbian relationship between Efua and Miss Novi.
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News about the gay “relationship” spreads like wildfire among students and details eventually get to management with Jolly actively ensuring that Efua is paid back in her coins as he promised. Efua gets invited by school management. Miss Novi also gets invited and promptly denies having any kind of sexual relationship with Efua. It turns out Efua was only infatuated by Miss Novi but got suspended all the same. But she remains defiant about her feelings towards Miss Novi.
After some explanations by the school Principal Jolly gets flogged at school assembly for spreading false info about Efua and Miss Novi. Efua’s mother reappears with a carrot to the school pleading for some mercy on daughter’s behalf. She also expresses happiness that Miss Novi was being reposted. Efua and mother had a stormy session with latter calling her unprintable names.Thereafter, Efua refuses to eat and starts hallucinating after a few days. In one of such she wanders outside and ends up with a mad woman who asks if she is her daughter. Finally the family found her and took her to a hospital for treatment.
Nene visits Efua in Hospital and latter confesses about her past sexual trysts with her stepfather. We are told that Efua had reported these sexual advances relationships with her step-father otherwise her mother’s husband. This report was dismissed by the mother leading to her being labeled with terrible names.
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