Ghanaian Folktale, Disobedience is sweet
There lived an old lady in deepest part of the forest where no one ever wanted to live because of the flora and fauna that engulfed the area. She had one daughter by name Aku who was the most disrespectful child the world had ever seen in their time.
When the old lady corrects her daughter, the girl never took it serious. She always dared the old lady and was always ready to answer the mum even before she could finish talking.
One day, the mum told her saying, “Aku! Be careful, or else you would come to regret something in future.” She never took her mother’s comments serious and will tease her with so much disrespect. She was asked on another day to fetch water for use at home but she refused. She was furious and suggested to the mother, the old lady that, she rather should go and fetch the water. She insulted the mother very well and left her stranded at the entrance to their small house.
The mother repeated the warning again saying, “Aku! Be careful, or else you would come to regret something in future.”Aku replied saying Yes, I want to see something, she went off onto the road not knowing where she was going and screamed onto of her voice saying, wicked mother! I am going to search for the thing you said I will see in future. I want to see it now
On her way deep into the forest, Aku the disobedient and run away girl met another old lady who looked very weird in all respect. She asked Aku what she was doing there? Aku never answered here. She told her to go back home, SAku pretendered not to have seen her. Just as the old lady was about leaving, Aku screamed at her and said. Go away from me!!! , you weird looking old witch!!!
The old woman laughed and said you talk as though there is not picture of an old person in your house. This statement meant that, Aku was disrespectful toward the aged and was not mannered at all. She disrespectful asked the old lady who she was. I am known as by a long name to which I live up to and that name is “Grandma Be careful, or else you would come to regret something in future.”
Aku alaughed and said; “Oh I see, you are the very useless person my old mum has been talking all these years about. I am glad I have met you finally and I look forward to know you very well.”
Aku told the old woman she Aku would love to live with her. The old woman laughed devilishly and accepted Aku. She immediately gave Aku a big basket to go to the river side to fetch water for here until the huge pot outside the house was full. Today you will know “Be careful, or else you would come to regret something in future.” the old lady added. Just then Aku tried to insult the old lady. The old lady held her by the ear and before Aku could know, she was already running toward the river side.
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Written by Wisdom Eli Kojo Hammond