Underneath THESE Skirts

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Underneath THESE Skirts

A TELL-ALL NOVEL ABOUT LOVE, SEX, DECEIT AND FEMINIST AWARENESSSYNOPSISUnderneath these Skirts is a story of a strong willed, no-nonsense, academically smart, beautiful but financially underprivileged 22 year old girl; Neema.She is in her final year in college and she can't wait to graduate and finally reap the fruits of her hard labor. However, a one-time decision changes all that. This happens when her friends talk her into going out to have fun, and, everything that happens that night screws her entire life up.She meets a young good looking man (Dru) whom she ends up spending the night hence getting her pregnant.She is faced with lots of challenges trying to decide what is best for her. At one time she feels excited about being a mother, the next, she wants to get rid of the baby so that she can follow her dreams.She miscarriages after a few weeks and she is both excited, and in despair, not knowing whether to mourn the loss of the baby, or celebrate her freedom. A couple of days later, she finds out that she is still pregnant, which confuses her even more. It turns out that she is having a heterotopic pregnancy.Her family abandons her so does her very dear friend hence forcing her to accept Dru's offer to take care of her. Everything goes smoothly, though not so smoothly till she prematurely gives birth. On the way back home from hospital, the new family gets into a car accident...Neema's life finally returns to normal as she starts readjusting and moving on. During the day of her graduation, she gets an unexpected call from the hospital where she delivered informing that there had been a mix-up, and that she took home another woman's child.
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