I come from that country where each new week there’s something to be embarrassed about! If not Brazil asylum seekers or 3million dollars across the ocean then it’s dumsɔ and striking workers.
Me fri Ghana.Where beauty pageant contestants cant describe their courses of study in the university.That place where there is peace but in our souls an endless war rages.Passion versus Apathy.Where leaders lead instead of follow.
I come from Ghana. Where A is for Apple, B is for Ball and S is for Shoe so even in University, folks say “Shports” cos we were bred to conform.
That place where a fiery young mind is stifled. Dont use “big words in your essay” but they cane us for speaking twi. I come from Ghana.
I come from Ghana. Where your As can be changed to Bs or worse because apparently too many people getting an A in exams is bad publicity.
I come from Ghana. Where if you’re academically sound then society concludes you’re morally upright. So they neglect to shepherd your heart.
But in all the pain and in all the hustle .With all our stain and all of the struggle;I am still proudly Ghanaian. For God makes no mistakes Because when our stories are told, we wont be great cos we were born not in Ghana, but because we made it through Ghana. I come from Ghana.
Nana …I come from Nigeria where I could read this and smile and wonder, how lucky this Ghanaian is…I come from a land where nobody cares, where nothing is embarrassing as long as your account isn’t crying, where the As are missing altogether and only your naira can find it…I come from a country awashed with academics,
where nobody cares if you are an intellectual,and canonization is an exclusive preserve of the rich, where nobody cares what the term ‘shepherd your heart’ means,and all is fair if only dollar bills are won, where moral uprightness and sainthood are mutually exclusive…but Yes,God doesn’t make mistakes, for where could be better to shine the light than in darkness… I come from a
Nigeria where I could read a young Ghanaian’s prose and smile, cos he is luckier than he knows and thankfully he believes in a better story to come!…so in the heat of our today we await the rain of our tomorrow…for when our stories are told some day, we will be great cos we made use of that which from God we did borrow….we are from Africa.
Nana Akyɛmpɔ ft Dr. Evaare Tom