My Mother

My mother, She gave me life, she gives me life She was there when I breathed my first She bore me Through the pain The nausea The loss of appetite She’s always there Through everything She gave me life, she gives me life She cared for me, she cares for me She kept me warm…

A Little More Living (Pt 2)

Joseph kicked the chair. Then he pushed the table down. Then he smashed every breakable in his living room. When he had spent all the anger and frustration that had worked itself up in him after he’d left the doctor, he sunk unto the floor, with his back against the wall and wept like a…

A Little More Living (Pt 1)

“I’m sorry Mr Brown but at this stage, next to nothing can be done. I’d advise that you set your affairs in order because you have at the very most, a month left to live.” The words kept resonating in John’s head hours after he’d left the hospital. “…a month left to live.” “…a month.”…

Jamal alealam mukhfi fi eaynayk

  Whilst reading a book some days ago, I came across a profound statement; جمال العالم مخفي في عينيك jamal alealam mukhfi fi eaynayk. It is Arabic for; “The beauty of the world is hidden in your eyes” It touched me. You may choose to translate it as you wish but here is what it…

No one is inferior and no one is superior. No one is equal either. We are all unique. You are you. I am I. We add value to the world in our own way. We’re like ingredients that make up a soup. No one can claim superiority yet, they all improve the soup in their…

Avoiding the Noose

Quite recently, there have been a lot of suicides in the country. When the first one that went public happened, we were all quite a bit shocked but then, we said it was one of those things. Then, there was another one. We were shocked again but then, Ghanaians being Ghanaians, we took it in…

1 Corinthians 13, the University Edition 

My favourite  chapter  of  the  Bible  is  1Corinthians  13.  Most  people  refer  to  it  as  the  Love  Chapter. Saint  Paul  wrote  to  the  Corinthians  based  on  issues  of  the  day.  We  live  over  two  thousand  years later  and  somehow,  we  can still  relate.  I  have  a  feeling  that  if  Paul  lived  today,  that  chapter  would…

Rise

​One of my favorite music videos of 2016 is Katy Perry’s Rise. In the video, she tries to fly a parachute. The conventional thing is to jump from a plane and open the parachute. However, she tries to fly from land. She ties the parachute to herself and runs a while, so the wind will…

The Frog and the Resolution

Once upon a time, a little boy asked his dad; “Daddy, there’s a log floating on a river. Three frogs are sitting on this log. One of them decides to jump. How many frogs remain?” His father quickly replied; “Two, of course. It’s very simple Math.” The boy said, “Dad, listen to the question again. There’s a log floating on a river. Three frogs are sitting on this log. One of them decides to jump. How many frogs remain?

Pick Yourself Up!

It takes courage to reach. It’s not an easy thing to follow your dreams. There are so many obstacles sometimes you feel like you’re actually losing. You feel like following your dreams is the wrong thing to do. You want to quit and go for work for someone else to make their dream come true….

Letting Go

When I was in Senior High School the school priest taught me something I will never forget. At Mass one day, Fr. George said; “Make a fist.” We all did. Then he told us to keep squeezing. We did. He told us not to stop and to keep going. We did. Or at least, we…

Lessons I’ve Learnt from Riding a Bicycle

I’m a bicycle freak. I love riding bicycles, just for the fun of it. Even if I have nowhere to go, I just ride around in circles. Most of the people in my neighbourhood simply know me as the girl that rides the big black bicycle. Most of the guys call me ‘Rider’. Not to…