Society Mimics

by Nandutu Eva


I was forced and married too,
We consummated a bitter love.
I felt not his lovemaking,
For I was priced, not prized.


evaNandutu Eva is known for her advocacy and spoken-word poetry that reflects cries and tales of womanhood. Most of her poems are recited on contract to different non-government organizations, schools, and birthday parties, including Action for Development, International Women’s Day, and for the stoppage of gender-based violence.  She frequently presents at such poetry sessions as the Hub, and Writing Our World.