Society Mimics

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

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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.