Define bad luck. Is it when your alarm doesn’t go off on the day of your job interview? Is it when you miss your flight and have to buy a whole new ticket? Is it when your numbers come up but you can’t find your ticket? How about this for bad luck? After working your butt off just to qualify, you finally gain admission to the best secondary school in Ghana – St. Augustine’s College, of course – when your mother suddenly passes away.
That’s enough of a blow – enough bad luck to last most people a lifetime – that is until you get to form two, and your father also dies!
Now, you have 21 siblings, who all depended on your father, so there’s absolutely no way you can afford to stay in school, even though you stayed up night after night, studying just to get in.