That Man Took My Life
One day I was coming from school with one of my friend. A man came and ask us a way to Moneni. When I show him the way, he hold my hands and force me in the bush. My friend ran away.
The man took my exercise books [note books] and make them a bed. He rape me on top of my school exercise books. … The man have STI’s [no HIV] I found out myself. My body was weak so I ask my teacher what is wrong when a person feel this and this in her body. She told me that it when the person have STIs so that mean I have STIs. I got it that day and I did not tell my mother because it make me feel like I’m nothing and no one care about me.
[Years later she still suffers with the pain of this memory, especially since school books are a part of the nightmare…] At school…I sometime see the man taking my exercise books and I will go to sit at the toilet so that I will not see his face.
[People who know what happened] will look at me as if I’m die.
That man took my life he took my happiness, my pride and every things away from me.