Today during my Twi lesson I learned many things, one of which is my Ghanaian name…Adwoa. This is good because as I meet people and tell them my name is Maureen, I can tell by their expressions that it is not a name they hear very often in Ghana, if ever. And so, this evening, as we talk to the seamstress to discuss some business, we are exchanging names when I tell her my name is Maureen. As she hesitates, I add, “Some call me Adwoa.”
This surprises her. “Who calls you Adwoa?” How should I answer this?
And so when reply, “God” …this also surprises her…I continue, “born on….”. This is when she completes my sentence, “… a Monday! You are born on a Monday? Me too! We are sisters Adwoa!”
Yes, we are! And so, with my new name, this is the third time today I have met a new sister and so I now have three new sisters – Julianna, Emelia, and Mabel…all Adwoa…all born on Monday…and the family grows in Ghana!
nna pa (off to bed, good night!)