The scars of his expertise promoting newspapers at Oshodi might be proven in deep weals and scars throughout Ayomah’s legs and arms. The psychological scars simmers behind a face which seldom smiles with out the soothing encouragement from his spouse. He does remembers clearly what his Mama stated to him earlier than his departure to Nigeria.
“Ayoma, you’re the youngest of my three youngsters, your different two half-sisters have all left with their international fathers… you’re my solely hope.” Placing her proper hand over Ayomah’s proper shoulder and holding the stick along with her left hand in an effort to hold her steadiness, she continued, “I do perceive that poverty is just not an summary, it has been the each day lifetime of you and me… and it kills, It is true that cash hassles us on a regular basis, partly as a result of we generally fail to differentiate clearly the distinction between needs and desires.”
She sighed for a second and continued, “My son, we could want some issues in life, might want them badly, however don’t actually want them. A fuzzy line between needs and desires could lead us into taking pointless dangers.” As she toiled to ease the ache in her left leg that has simply been operated upon, she stated, “Ayoma, as a younger man so anxious a few future determined by cash, I would not discourage you from leaving residence in an effort to search for greener pastures elsewhere, you do have my blessings the place ever you resolve to go.” “Do ship my regards to your half-sister Cecelia”
Ayomah puzzled why his Mama requested him to ship her regards to Cecelia when she was far-off in Taiwan. He was solely leaving for Nigeria – half-sister nation that shares each cultural and linguistic affinity together with his nation, Ghana. Why did not his Mama ask him to ship her regards to his different half-sister Patricia, who was in England? It was to take him one other 10 years to return to phrases together with his Mama’s parting phrases.
She was saying this at a time when legions of unskilled staff throughout the globe confronted boundaries to migration – as vacation spot nations tightened their borders and toughened their discuss. Did Ayomah’s Mama wrongly assume Cecelia was in Nigeria? Have been they not collectively on the Ghana’s Kotoka Worldwide Airport in Accra a few months in the past to see Cecelia and her Chinese language father depart to Taiwan by way of Amsterdam?
Or was it simply that previous age and infirmity had lastly taken its toll on Ayomah’s Mama? There have been no straightforward solutions.