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Mamle Kabu


Kabu is a writer of Ghanaian and German descent.
Her short stories have been published in several anthologies
and magazines. In 2009 she was nominated
for the Caine Prize for her story, The End of Skill.
Invisible Woman is an excerpt from an unfinished

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Invisible Woman    11 (Fiction)

‘Auntie Ani, Auntie Ani-oo!’

Excited children’s cries shattered the peaceful month Adisa had enjoyed since the night of the theft. Only the soothing rhythm of unbroken routine, the numbing repetition of daily rituals, had been able to calm her panic attacks. Everything seemed so impossibly normal that by the second week she could have fooled herself into believing that she had never stolen anything. Hope surged through her bloodstream several times a day, making her heart race. It had begun two weeks ago, as soon as she had delivered the money for a goat to Baba Saani.







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