SCARS OF A CALABASH MISDEED

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Scars of a Calabash Misdeed by Gregory Obuobi is a most pathetic, disturbing tragic story of evil persecution Oti-Ansere, the central character, suffers, victim of a clandestine immolation attack his mother's father, Kojo Wusu, pulls on him when a child, innocent and unprotected, in the Kojo Wusu Bomso-Aketegu clan home at Bibiani. Oti-Ansere had just turned thirteen. Oti-Ansere wrestles free from the vicious hands his mother's paternal and maternal clan homes stringently clamp on him in their several determined efforts to frustrate his growth to maturity.

ISBN: 9988-8181-2-2

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Scars of a Calabash Misdeed by Gregory Obuobi is a most pathetic, disturbing tragic story of evil persecution Oti-Ansere, the central character, suffers, victim of a clandestine immolation attack his mother's father, Kojo Wusu, pulls on him when a child, innocent and unprotected, in the Kojo Wusu Bomso-Aketegu clan home at Bibiani. Oti-Ansere had just turned thirteen. Oti-Ansere wrestles free from the vicious hands his mother's paternal and maternal clan homes stringently clamp on him in their several determined efforts to frustrate his growth to maturity. Grandfather Kojo Wusu would most secretively immolate the youthful being of grandson Oti-Ansere in a wicked fetish oracle home for his clandestine juju sika-duro machinery. Oti-Ansere, however, would not let this evil grandfather of his have his way with him. By the exercise of his opposing strong infant will, Oti-Ansere kicks hard at and tries frustrating the evil grandfather deed. This is the one monstrous evil conflict with which Oti-Ansere grapples as he grows to maturity, building and developing his life. It is out of this major yet covert conflict the epic story of Scars of a Calabash Misdeed builds and grows.

There is evil, demonic evil, in the Kojo Wusu Asante clan home. Kojo Wusu epitomizes this heinous demonry by his furtive pursuit of his sika-duro agenda. In his idolatrous quest to grow fetish sika-duro money rich, Kojo Wusu has for his props for his misdeed villains that make his Aketegu-Bomso clan home. These make the corps of villains and antagonists against which Oti-Ansere fights his eternal fight to freedom and sanity as he pursues his personal agenda to healthy growth. By demonic ploys, playing false, these villains and antagonists, all Kojo Wusu offspring, would steal poison/toxic substances supplied them from their oracle home into Oti-Ansere's food and home in their bid to frustrate his physical growth to health and to stunt his spiritual development.

Told in a 3rd person, now participatory now omniscient, narrative voice, the story of Scars of a Calabash Misdeed is symptomatic of the malaise under which the contemporary Ghana Community reels. It is cast in the genre of fiction, the novel contemporary.

The story of Scars of a Calabash Misdeed by Gregory Obuobi is of one sustained, relentless action the hero, Oti-Ansere Preko, from the start puts forth in pursuit of an established ambition; Oti-Ansere's ambition. He would become a singular scholar. Ardently, he would become a publisher and a published author, his interest keen in support of the book industry. This is a capital intensive driven ambition. The book industry thrives only where money, as finance capital, sits secure; and there is a huge store of capacious brain power, which Oti-Ansere is. Oti-Ansere, however, is poor. His background is devoid of wealth of physical money.

To earn some starting capital to push his ambition to fruition, Oti-Ansere, temporarily goes to teaching. He has already had a stint of teaching in Nigeria for some three years. While in the classroom teaching, he engages in long distance learning to earn further degrees; and he does do as well active, serious writing. It is this quiet but determined effort to further his ambition that catches and pulls destructive, persecuting jealousies. Oti-Ansere's mother's male siblings would block and/or frustrate the Oti-Ansere ambitious pursuits how and while they can, and by and with what they believe they can.

Oti-Ansere instantly notices them by their deeds. The sly, sabotage ploys Kojo Amponsah and Yaw Saffoh plot and enact baffle honest intelligence. They steal and scheme to steal Oti-Ansere's chattels. They employ hands to monitor and burgle his home. They steal poison by devious ploys into his food and drinks to murder him. They forge scathing letters packed with fabricated lies to Oti-Ansere's employment sources. They connect to all known Oti-Ansere contacts and plant ridiculous, preposterous lies to discredit him. They furiously frustrate his marriage with blatant, arrant lies to kill it. Firmly but quietly, Oti-Ansere rebuts their evil incursions into and their designs on his circle, and alerts his mother to the diabolical misdeeds of her male siblings. It does not work, though. Afua Nyarko has become an accomplice, a vomite to their evil clan course.

Oti-Ansere instantly decides; he lumps them together, the Kojo Wusu-Akua Afriyie brood of children, as villains of his persecution. Then Oti-Ansere discovers the mystery of their ill-will: their witch-craft source that manipulates them: their sire's, the Aketegu Kojo Wusu devious accursed calico draped calabash juju demon planted in Bibiani! They are pursuing property they never can own because they never worked for it. Oti-Ansere tugs it out with them in an aerial battle!

Yaw Saffoh and Kojo Amponsah despair of hope, foiled in their various manner of evil schemes to dismember their uppity nephew, having attempted the impossible vices.

Eventually, Oti-Ansere stands alone, estranged, but tied, resolute, to the pursuit of his ambitions. He works yet, keeping the frustrated desperadoes at bay.

It turns into a turgid feud, eventually, between mother and son. Oti-Ansere would not brook any nonsense of any sort from the villains, his mother most particularly. Afua Nyarko has miscalculated. Her motherhood is no licence for her to take advantage of a son, she is forced to realize. She is grossly wrong! she gets to know. Their witch-craft machinery, seated in their father's calico draped calabash black demon, has become an Alabaster eternally tied tightly around the Aketegu-Bomso clan's neck.

However, Oti-Ansere feels bruised, indeed piqued, for the absence of his father's active parenting care in his life. What was his mother's share in the loss of Ohene Akwasi in his life? He never intends to pardon Afua Nyarko the bruises he has suffered, even at the hands of her Aketegu-Bomso clansmen. Kojo Amponsah and Yaw Saffoh recede into the background as Gregory Obuobi decides to draw the curtain awhile on this epic story.

Scars of a Calabash Misdeed by Gregory Obuobi comes out most successfully as a novel, which it is. It is very well written, and touches malfeasances rife in the midst of the Ghanaian community. The author directs attention to dishonesty and corruption practices in the Aketegu and Bomso clan circles, which carry woes for the clansmen. It is these disturbing grave misdeeds that come writ large on the Nation State's conscience, and to which the nation must needs find worthwhile solutions for its economy to make any worthwhile impact. Has anybody in the Ghana Community ever heard of the microbes theory? Gregory appears to query. The book eventually questions the essence of filth in human habitation. Do we think? Do we appear to care for the worth of life? Obuobi wants to know.

By Gregory Obuobi; February 20, 2014 (author).

Get a copy and quietly study it for its worth. It is here to stay.