You may have heard the story. John Dramani Mahama, Ghana’s vice president, wrote a memoir called My First Coup d’Etat. He read passages about his childhood beginning with a story of being a child not picked up from boarding school at a holiday’s start; it took school officials a week to work out that his father had been arrested and family had to flee.
I’m intrigued to read it. No doubt as I read I will hear the rhythm of Mahama’s accent, one that soon will be all around me.