My understanding of the igbo language is still very rusty but I'm able to interpret some of the sentences just by mere intutition. On this fateful saturday, while I was helping the doctor out in his consulting room, this girl was brought in by her family and they were filled with rage.
They had gone to a funeral and one thing led tot the other and three guys took turns raping her. She didn't talk about it until 3 days later.
Doctor's prescription: Retroviral screening, counselling etc.
While the doctor was emphasizing the importance of counselling. One of the nurse replied " let's just take care of her jor, the psychological trauma of rape can take care of itself". I rose my head from where I was writing and gave her the " seriously???" Look.
The culprits weren't taken to the police station from what I gathered. The family just wanted the girl to be ok and probably not pregnant. Her brother looked like he had other means of taking care of " the stuff". And the girl? She sat silently, head bowed; in shame? Depression?confusion? I can't really tell. But I know she has a very long way to go.
Sometimes, I still think about her. I wonder if she's just indifferent or probably battling with depression. I wonder.
Be a sweetheart today and drop your comments #xoxoxo#