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A Lusaka Slay Queen

Author : Mandy's Journey

Genre :  Fantasy

Description :  A LUSAKA SLAY QUEENCHAPTER ONEWhen Mr and Mrs Banda gave birth to their daughter they named her Senzeni. Mr Banda loved the name because it was after his beloved mother. Senzeni grew up in a family of four. They were initially born five but her little sister died of meningitis at a tender age of one. So for as long as she could remember Senzeni always referred to her family as a family of four. She had three brothers. The brothers are not really the focus of this story but will be named as they will sometimes feature in my narration of her life. Her brothers are named Keith, Brian and Marvin. Senzeni was raised in Kalulushi by her parents who are still teachers at a primary school there. So, it was no secret that they wish only the best for their daughter. She was the second born in the family and being the only girl in the family the mother had always expected her to achieve the best in her life in order for her not to be fully dependent on men.So when she completed her grade 12 Mr and Mrs Banda decided they would send her to college in Lusaka so she could make something out of her life. At the age of 18 she was sent to Nipa in Lusaka to study Business Administration. Senzeni was never really a bright student. She was an average one. She had to push herself in school in order to pass. She had to dedicate atleast 2 hours of studying everyday in order to clear her exams. Her mother knew this about her daughter and this always made her push her to the limits to get an education. Without parents like hers Senzeni would have gladly stayed home because school wasnt really her cup of tea. So when her parents gathered whatever funds they had to send her to Lusaka she knew she had to make sure she made them proud.She had heard stories about Lusaka being a very fast town. Women there all drove cars. Those who didnt were driven by their parents or boyfriends. She had heard that Lusaka had no mini buses because there was no need since everyone there drove. One thing that comforted her more about the city was the fact that everyone there spoke English. Her high school friends had drawn an image in her mind about Lusaka that no one was ever going to dent until she finally got there. As far as she was concerned it might as well have been the America of Zambia. So when it was time for her to go to the city she had to make sure she carried her best clothes. Senzeni's wardrobe consisted mainly of 2nd hand church dresses so her idea of "best clothes" wasnt really what she would discover upon her arrival in the city. She couldn't wait for the semester to start in January so she could explore another town apart from Kalulushi.Mr Banda decided he was going to drive his daughter to Lusaka being her first year in school and her first time in Lusaka. Her entire family followed on that trip. The family owned a Noah which was fit for everyone. Senzeni was the type to sleep through out any long distance so even as they got to Lusaka she only got to wake up inside the gate of Nipa. She had on her best dress. It was pink with green and yellow flowers with hugh ribbon belts behind it. The front had some funny looking yellow buttons . She was going to show them that she didnt have to be based in Lusaka to know fashion. She had on some shiny pumps that always drew attention in Kalulushi. She had even rehearsed a walk she would use while at the campus. She had her life in Lusaka all figured out even before she got there. Once she got out of the vehicle to go with her parents to finalize her registration she could see campus girls staring at her. In her mind it was because she looked fancy.After all formalities were done her family had to go and spend a night at some affordable lodge because they were so tired and needed rest before their drive back to Kalulushi in the morning. She was left behind after goodbyes. The care taker was asked by the Dean of students to show her her room. She was walked there and left to introduce herself to her new room mate. Hello my name is Nomsa and you are? Without thinking upon seeing how her future roommate stared at her dress Senzeni introduced herself as "Shaney". It was the fanciest name she could think of and was going to be her name through out her stay at campus...

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Chapter Two

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Chapter Three

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Chapter Four

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Chapter Five

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Chapter Six

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Chapter Seven

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Chapter Eight

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Chapter Nine

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Chapter Ten

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Chapter Eleven

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