Kwame Mainu was in Coventry in England when he discovered of the loss of life of Mama Kate in a letter from his estranged spouse, Consolation, in Kumasi, Ghana. Not understanding how the information would have an effect on his teenage daughter, Akosua, he instructed her that he would inform her what was in her mom’s letter the subsequent morning. Within the meantime, the matter dominated his ideas and the combined recollections he harboured of this dominant persona revolved in his thoughts, delaying his sleep.A couple of months in the past Kwame wouldn’t have believed that Mama Kate’s loss of life might have affected him so deeply. She had dominated nearly twenty years of his life, a formidable determine commanding highly effective human and materials assets. At first she had been his benefactor, sponsoring his research at Kumasi Polytechnic and the college. When she bored with his attentions, and he had a chance to check abroad, she had tried to recruit him as a medicine courier. Kwame, not selecting to observe that path, and reluctantly serving to the British authorities to arrest a few of her individuals, had turned the large girl into a possible enemy who would possibly search revenge if she discovered of his treachery.
Kwame had felt moderately safe to stay in Ghana so long as Mama Kate and her associates had been imprisoned. Nevertheless, when the market queen secured an early launch and despatched for him once more, Kwame had determined that his household can be safer again in Britain. It had taken some braveness for Kwame to go to go to Mama Kate throughout his current go to to Kumasi, however discovering the woman in such a depleted situation had aroused his sympathy. His concern had dissolved into one thing near affection, and gratitude welled up anew for the beginning she had given him in his profession. And now she was gone! He could not start to think about what would possibly fill the outlet she left in his life.
At breakfast, Kwame stored his promise to inform Akosua what her mom had written. ‘Do you keep in mind Mama Kate?’ he mentioned, ‘Mummy used to take you generally when she went to purchase sneakers.’
‘Oh sure, she’s very huge and really wealthy.’
‘I am afraid she’s additionally very useless.’
‘Will Mummy be the subsequent shoe queen?’
‘It is attainable.’
Kwame was relieved that Akosua didn’t present any fast emotional response to the information. Perhaps she had not had any alternative to see Mama Kate aside from as her mom’s enterprise affiliate.