Nkrumah's Daughter

On Sunday evening, I had the privilege of meeting Honorable Samia Nkrumah, Ghana's first president Kwame Nkrumah's daughter - and herself currently an MP for CPP - at an event. Here's the photographic evidence.

And while I'm shamelessly bragging, the man sandwiched between us is also an MP, Honorable George Blankson more specifically from Mfantsepim Constituency where my Ghanaian family has its roots!

Interestingly the event was hosted by another Ghanaian leader's daughter, Professor Abena Busia who is the daughter of Prime minister Dr. Abrefa Busia. As Dr. Busia was the leader of the opposition against Kwame Nkrumah and his party CPP whose reign ended with a coup d'etat, I thought it was very appropriate - even touching - of Prof. Busia when she publicly acknowledged Samia Nkrumah in the audience and with a few words put history behind us.

I have earlier written about Kwame Nkrumah here and here.

7 comments:

Nana Fredua-Agyeman said...

...and I also had the opportunity of meeting you at the poetry reading at Nubuke Foundation. I hope our democracy is on course.

Miss Footloose said...

How cool Kajsa! They all look like nice people, so you must have had a good time. Just don't let it get to your head ;)

Kajsa Hallberg Adu said...

Haha, yep we did meet Nana and I hope I was as kind and interesting as Honorable Nkrumah :-)

Looks like I'm still a bit starstruck, Miss Footloose!

Nana Fredua-Agyeman said...

@Kajsa, you were just as kind and interesting and humble as I saw it.

Esi W. Cleland said...

so jealous!

Kajsa Hallberg Adu said...

@Nana: Virtual flattering! I like it!

@Esi: If i remember correctly, you still have the lead with your 10 Ghanaian celebs, loved that post!

Faf said...

Lol... I can see now why my "Name Dropping" post was of interest to you.

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