"This book of Poetry started by hearing a song that my mother used to sing when I was a child. At some point later, it occurred to me that my mother wasn't singing anymore. It seemed that she had lost her joy and exuberance. I had moved away from my country of birth and was going through my struggles. I had strong Christian faith so I didn't have to go through the pain that she did. I wished I could have been close to her to have said some encouraging words to help her. Falling that, the poem was supposed to have been read to her, but that also did not happen.
After her death, I figured if she couldn't hear the poem, others could draw some lessons from my writing."
A Tribute to My Mother
Sophia Blankson was born and raised in Ghana. She graduated from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology with a degree in biology and taught science in high schools for five years before relocating to California in 1980 with her husband and children. When her children were grown, she decided to go back to teaching. To prepare her for this third phase of her life, she went to Claremont Graduate University in Southern California where she obtained her master’s degree in education. Apart from teaching, she does presentations in schools and groups on Ghana and the African Culture. She lives in Southern California with her family.
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