Go Ask Grandma|
by Padmore Enyonam Agbemabiese
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Padmore Enyonam Agbemabiese is a Ghanaian poet, playwright and scholar. Currently,
he is at The Ohio State University in the United States. He received his elementary
education at Abor Roman Catholic Primary School and later his secondary education at
Abor and Kpandu secondary schools. Throughout this period, his grandmother never left
him uninformed of who he is. The basic statements of his grandmother's ideas and
positions have become relevant to the understanding of his educational views.
According to Padmore Agbemabiese, prescriptions and controversies that spring from
what his grandmother perceives as literacy are vital today as they often explode in
scholarship on what constitutes education or literacy across the world.
"Like the pendulum swinging to and fro, our minds swing here and there in search of
new ways to doing things. There is nothing wrong with change. But some changes take
us back to where we left off, ten years ago." Who can ignore this fact?
--The Literary Observer, March 2003
Padmore Agbemabiese is blessed with a grandmother who shared her wisdom through word and deed to her family and community some decades ago. Today,
Padmore has blessed us by sharing Grandma's words and values to those who
read this book and attend his classes. We have received the seed she planted
in Law Ten that "to be successful in life does not depend on how many dreams
you have but those dreams you have kept alive." Padmore, thank you for
reminding us that "what we do today, tomorrow and in our futures with what we
have acquired over the years will be the substance of how we are remembered
tomorrow." The love and respect exuding from this book has deeply touched our hearts
and souls. Thank you!
--Cathie Gates and the Margaret B.; Rost School Book Club
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