Beyond The Orphanage: A Journey of Hope And Aspirations

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Non-Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic

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BEFORE THE ORPHANAGE


It was a cold and quiet Monday night in a remote town called Nkawkaw, somewhere in the Eastern part of Ghana. As the clock struck midnight, making way into a new day, the cry of a baby was heard in
simultaneous rhythm with the ticking of the clock announcing its arrival into the world. "This one is destined to be a strange child," the medical attendant tending to the new mum told her,
considering the series of surgeries she was put through before she had the child. That new mum was my mum, and the 'strange' child, I. Am I a strange child? Well, I leave that for time to tell. My
family was a polygamous one: dad had four wives including my mum. That meant I had three additional mothers. We lived in Nkawkaw, where dad worked as a commercial driver and a farmer until he
relocated with my mum to the village where his farms were located so he could properly monitor them. My dad had a model kind of body: thick tall with a beardless face and a dark shiny skin. As far
as I knew, he was every woman's dream. As a commercial driver, passengers always called him by the famous inscription on his vehicle; "Sow in tears and reap in joy." I heard him chant this quote on
several occasions with the town folks. But for his excessive love for women which served as a dent on his persona, he was highly respected in the community.
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