Hellooooo!!!

My name is Akorfa. In the Ewe language, Akorfa means Solace. I do my best to bring peace and calm wherever I go. Why? I’m living up to my name!! Yess!! You will name your daughter Akorfa won’t you? ๐Ÿ˜‰Reading and writing has always given me a sense of excitement so I enjoyย  subjects that require a lot of reading. Harry Potter was one of my favorite books in primary school. When school closes, I will go to fetch water, sweep the rooms then lay on the floor (my favorite reading position) and read my book. Reading and writing keeps me company.

Recently, I read Americanah, written by Chimamanda Adichie. That is where I got the inspiration and zeal to start this blog. Ifemelu, the lead character in the Americanah story blogged about racism in America when she traveled to America and when she later returned to Lagos, she had another blog on “The Small Redemptions of Lagos”. I relateย  with Ifemelu in so many ways and writing is one of them although I am still learning.

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There was fear when I decided to start this blog. I had so many questions; is it a good idea? will it be accepted? What if I run out of topics? But I started anyway๐Ÿ˜Ž. After my first post titled my little left hand you gave me more courage to continue this journey. Thank you! Your comments were heartwarming, insightful and very much appreciated.

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I had a very dramatic childhood and so I enjoy issues related to the child. Once upon a time when I was playing with my friends from the neighborhood, I lost my two upper incisors. Oh I still remember the pain. At that moment, all of my fearย  was whether those two upper incisors would be replaced or not. I was scared! Little me was scared, I didn’t want to have to grow up without my two upper incisors. Thank goodness for my grandpa, we all call him Tata. Tata fixed cotton wool in my mouth to absorb the oozing blood. Then came the important aspect; encouragement! Tata encouraged me. He told me that my incisors were just lost for a short while but they will grow back soon. I believed him and my teeth grew again. Thank goodness! But my new replacement did not look like my lost incisors. These new ones were broader and more protruding! Sometimes, I would ask myself: โ€œwhat is thisโ€? Other times I would force to push those teeth back in shape (funny me).ย  My parents told me everything will be fine with time so I had to accept it. Today, it is better although I still feel it would have been different if I didnโ€™t go to play that day. haha!

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I’m grateful for those words of encouragement from Tata that day. They gave me hope that all was not lost. I believe that in most or all circumstances, there must be a solution. I believe you also have pressing societal issues you would want to discuss. Together, we can do that here. Let us identify our societal problems and discuss the solutions here.

There are a number of societal issues we rarely discuss in Ghana; they are our little Big Issues. Let’s discuss them here. I look forward to getting interactive with you! Let me know what issues you want to read about here! Your comments are much appreciated. Cheers!

This Post Has 18 Comments

  1. Done Bridget Delali

    Please open your mouth well, I mean say cheese when I see you please. I want to look at your teeth too. Hahaha I’m glad Tata was there to give you those encouraging words. If he had lied to you, you would have grown up not trusting elders. What we tell children is important.

    1. akorfa

      Hahaha! Cheeeeeeeeese๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†

  2. Dede

    Great Piece Akorfa!

    1. akorfa

      Thank you Dede!

  3. Ambassador of Love

    I have to find a gift for Tata…lol..

    1. akorfa

      Yes yes! He deserves it ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿฝ

  4. Prince T. Ankrah

    Akorfa, you write well. I enjoyed reading it. Be writing often. You have an audience. Cheers!

    1. akorfa

      Thank you!!! I will! I’m so glad๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€

    1. akorfa

      Thank you Naa

  5. Anonymous

    Hi Akorfa. beautiful piece keep writing. Sisters chat room is proud of you… cheers

    1. akorfa

      Thank you!!! aaawwโ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ’•

  6. Anonymous

    Very great Akorfa. I know you can do it. More Grace for this journey

    1. akorfa

      Thank you so much!

  7. Judith

    So proud of you dear. You said you will do this and you are killing it. ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿ’ƒ

    1. akorfa

      Thank you Judith!!!!!!!!!

  8. Anonymous

    Nice piece and extend greetings to your new teeth on my behalf lol.

    1. Akorfa Ama Akoto

      Hahaha
      ‘They’ say hi ๐Ÿ˜€

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