Nnenna had insisted that we made love that
night. She had missed me so much according
The white guy was a coursemate at the
University. I had wanted to know out of silly
jealousy before I touched her.
She was not really sure if she was pregnant
but she had missed her period and the date
had passed by one week; it had never
happened to her before, she had said.
At about 3am, she called a taxi for me since I
insisted on going back to Afam’s HEIM. Afam
could return anytime and it would be bad to
keep him outside in the cold.
At 7am, a knock came on the door. I thought
it was Afam but when I opened the door, I
saw two young German police officers.
” Guten Morgen” They greeted me and asked
for my Ausweiss. I left the door open and got
my Identity card from my trousers pocket.
I put on my clothes as they examined my
Ausweiss and said I wasn’t supposed to be in
They told me that my permit allowed me to
stay only in The State of Brandenburg.
( Please note that Brandenburg is a state in
East Germany.. Brandenburg an der Havel is
a City Inside the State. Brandenburg an der
Havel was the capital city of Brandenburg
State but after the World war, 70% of the city
was destroyed due to the concentration camp
located there. As a result, the neighbouring
city called Potsdam had taken over as the
The police officers wrote something on a
piece of paper and gave me. They took my
Ausweiss and said they would send it back to
They asked me to leave the HEIM instantly
and threatened to handcuffs me and send me
back if they saw me there again when they
return. They asked the HEIM keeper not to
allow me inside again too.
I suspected Emeka, the room mate of Afam
had called them but I had no evidence.
I asked the police officers to give me
transport money since I had non, they turned
away and left.
I stood there like someone who had lost his
phone and thought about the next thing to do.
Going back to Nnenna wasn’t an option, not
with her too much quest and concentration on
pregnancy; nobody was going to tie me down
in one place.
I called Afam and told him what had happened.
He called one of his friend Ugoo, a tall guy
from Mbaise in Imo state, and told him to
accommodate me until he return.
I met Ugoo at the Essen Delving mini train
station and we went to another HEIM.
Ugoo was living in the same room with a
Benin (Edo) young man. I forgot his name.
In the afternoon, Ugoo left to hustle outside.
He didn’t tell the Benin guy that I was going
to hang in there until evening.
When the Benin guy wanted to go out, he
asked me to go outside. I tried to explain to
him that I was Afam’s cousin but he insisted
on me staying out in the cold. (he knew Afam
I called Afam again and told him what had
happened. He was furious on the phone. He
called Ugoo and told him. Ugoo called one
young lady from Zambia or Zimbabwe who
lived in the same HEIM with them. She came
and took me out from the cold and we went
back inside her own room. She was very
upset at how they handled me. She made hot
coffee and gave me.
We got talking about things in general. I told
her how it had been so far. She advised that I
go back to my HEIM and find out what was
happening there first. Towards the evening,
she made some Rhodesia food and we ate.
It was a little cold inside, she didn’t put the
electric heater on, she said she didn’t like it
She noticed that I was feeling cold and asked
me to lie on the bed and cover myself, I did.
Twenty minutes later, she got tired of sitting
and wanted to lie down too, so she crept into
the bed and laid beside me. I covered her
with the same blanket and some moments
under the blanket, our lips magically found
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