-Monologue is the Storytelling Journal of Soulace War Widows in Nigeria-
During my teenage years, I once caught my mother in soliloquy. This arouse my curiosity. All I got was ‘you cannot understand’. Later in life, I understood after she’s no more. Sometimes I earnestly yearn to share my deep thought or sought her opinion on some pertinent issues. Monologue is an act of talking to oneself. This could be a subconscious state of being lost in though. A situation that is associated with people bereaved or in trauma.
Talking to one selves or being lost in thought is not far from situation faced by widows anywhere in the world. They unconsciously yearn and express deep feeling in what was supposedly meant to be conversation with their partner. Widows are long bottled up. Monologue can be a coping strategy for grieving. Prolonged loneliness can results in monologue which can sometimes be indication of trauma. Unfortunately, not many will yield or notice the agony of widows in our fast-paced modern-day society.
At Soulace Africa, we connect; lend a shoulder and our voice to the vulnerable veterans’ widows. We do this through “Monologue” the storytelling journal of the agony of war widows in Nigeria. This journal unveil the profile, deep thought and travails of veterans’ left behinds who are often faceless, un-celebrated, rather despised and socially excluded from social welfare in the Nigerian society. United Nations statistics asserted that 85% of people mostly affected by war and violent conflict are women and children. Soulace Africa supports veterans’ widows whose bereavement occurred as a result of combat casualty which can be missed in action, injured in action or died in action.
These vulnerable widows are further being pushed to the margins of the Nigerian society as a result of the persistence social exclusion, cultural deprivation and economic incapacitated. To us at Soulace Africa, this is the community of heroes and heroine considering their huge sacrifice for our national survival.
Monologue therefore will be lending a voice by telling their story with an assurance that they will be heard, celebrated and supported. Our goal is to support them from Servitude to becoming a reference point in Nigeria society. For this purpose, we have set up Soulace Survival Network (SSN) a hub of veterans’ widow and Soulace Survivor Partners (SSP) a web of empathetic individuals that support the widow’s empowerment project.
Are you a veteran’s widow? Do you know anyone who is in your neighborhood? Or would you like to support a veterans’ widow. May be you can even volunteer using your skill for this purpose.
Contact us today and follow us on social media to read and support this community of resilient women of virtue.
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