DELETED SCENE: REVOLT OF THE SLAVES

Author’s note: I felt uncomfortable with Etim describing paid househelps as slaves in this day and age. Jide deserves to meet his comeuppance when his former staff fight back, but we’d previously seen a similar situation when his secretary mocked him. The paragraphs which see Jide thrown outside by his angry staff is also more […]

DELETED SCENE: OPEN BAR

Author’s note: Two different open bar chapters were written. The girls at the next table get into an argument with Jide after they recognise him, but this was deleted. He was originally supposed to be hit by a car the next day after waking up in the middle of town, but his sudden death in […]

DELETED SCENE: TRI AWARDS

Author’s note: Doris’ TRI Awards speech was originally longer because she thanks every single person who helped her rise to the heights she eventually reached. As it went on for too long, I deleted a fraction of the speech, leaving only the part where she thanks her late grandfather. Doris “Thank you, thank you all […]

DELETED SCENE: BOB AND TAYO

Author’s note: Chapter Thirty-Five is a crossover with Liberation, a short story I wrote for TNC in 2017. Advert executive Bob Purnell is Libby Thomas’ boyfriend, and a main character in another novel I drafted before concentrating solely on Bitter Perceptions. I had fun writing this chapter mainly because Bob uses British slang, and for […]

DELETED SCENE: WASTE OF FLESH

Author’s note: This whole chapter occurs after our antagonist is caught stealing at the Mushin motor park. Doris appears at the end because she was supposed to treat Jide in hospital after Ekaette and Charles Obot from Bass FM Uyo rushed him to hospital (That part was never written), but I eventually decided Jide’s story […]