Calabash_Issue 9 Apr. 2014 - Page 84

celebration The happy couple are already blessed with six sons, (pictured below) the eldest Hassan, already at Uni, which means that M’Balu is the only female in a crowded household of eight people. So yours truly asked her how she felt about this. She only smiled in a rather shy way and before she could begin to respond, it was Ali himself who quickly piped up to assure me: Pa, you nor worry, di nex wan... He left that hanging in the air while M’Balu continued smiling from ear to ear. Apparently, he must be honing his skills and planning new strategies so as to ensure that the next one is a girl. 82 | Calabash Magazine | issue nine