Sadiku Quotes in The Lion and the Jewel
My name is Sidi, and I am beautiful.
The stranger took my beauty
And placed it in my hands.
Like the foolish top you think the world revolves around you... fools! fools! it is you who run giddy while we stand still and watch, and draw your frail thread from you, slowly, till nothing is left but a runty old stick.
For though you're nearly seventy,
Your mind is simple and unformed.
Have you no shame that at your age,
You neither read nor write nor think?
Did she not, perhaps... invent some tale?
For I know Sadiku loves to be
Dear Sidi, we shall forget the past.
This great misfortune touches not
The treasury of my love.
But you will agree, it is only fair
That we forget the bride-price totally
Since you no longer can be called a maid.