THE recent success of the book ‘My Walk to Equality’ edited by Rashmii Amoah Bell prompts me to write this short piece – the story of my wife Julie.
Julie is an orphan, the offspring of a polygamous marriage. She was about six years of age when her mother died from injuries sustained after her father’s third wife stabbed her when she was pregnant with her third child.
Julie grew up in her maternal grandmother’s house after she ran away when her father beat her up badly for missing just one day of school.
Consequently, she missed out on an education altogether thanks to a loving but backward grandmother who never released her to resume classes at Kandep Primary School which was close to their village.