A Ration of Thorns


A Ration of Thorns by Jumoke OKUWOBI

Narrative, compelling and suspense-filled. A Ration of Thorns is a story told from three perspectives all centered on an act of infidelity.

Lydia, the “high flying business executive and wife.”

Mike, “the supportive husband and tragic character.”

Femi, the Doctor, friend and mediator.

The story is told by these characters on the consequence of a single act of infidelity the suspenseresulting outcome of that act.

The story also centers on the cruelty of lust, the fragility of love and the power of forgiveness.

After years of struggling with infertility, Lydia Adeyeri has a one night affair with a stranger and gets pregnant. Unable to keep this as a secret she reveals the act to her husband and thus began a battle of wits and the road to self-discovery and forgiveness. The story explores the men’s perspective on adultery and health.