Nana, Gifty, Mercy, Ama, and Paulina are eating lunch in their
Start: PAULINA: Seriously Nana? After all I’ve said, you are still eating porridge?
MERCY: Yeah, is this your idea of a diet?
NANA: Well, it’s a smaller portion.
PAULINA: Are you determined to look like a cow?
ALL GIRLS: (except Nana) Ha!/A cow!/ Farm animals!
[... .. …]
PAULINA: (takes bite of her apple) You know girls, apples are a very good source of fiber. My American cousins told me there is a parable there that says: “An apple a week, keeps you from being sick.”
NANA: (takes a bite) Yeah....They’re really good.
GIFTY: (to Nana) They keep you from being sick.
PAULINA: Portion control Nana…
(Nana stops eating and puts the apple down.)
Bioh, Jocelyn, School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play, Dramatists Play Service, 2018, pp. 7-9.
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