THE BITTER SWEET PILL OF POLITICS
The Bittersweet Pill of Politics is a catalogue of painstakingly presented anecdotes of a woman whose love for her sons blinds her to endanger herself in many ways and exposes her to experiences which can be described as man's inhumanity to man. She remembers early in life that the natural state of motherhood is unselfishness and that when one becomes a mother, one is no longer the center of her universe but relinquishes that position to her children. As a mother, she shares former US President Bill Clinton's assertion that "There is nothing more precious to a parent than a child, and nothing more important to our future than the safety of all our children." She also agrees with Dr. Frank Crane that "Responsibility is the thing people dread most of all". Yet it is the one thing in the world that develops us, gives us manhood or womanhood fibre". She is a true definition of motherhood. The book also succinctly explores the love between a brother and a sister and serves as a conduit for the sister to join the political terrain to keep her brother's legacy alive and also contribute her quota to the growth and development of the political tradition her brothers and others strived to establish and Ghana as a country on the African continent. This literary piece presents a number of nightmarish and equally hilarious stories spread over decades and characterized by the brutalities, harrowing or grisly experiences, callousness, and Machiavellianism of some people who take delight in trampling upon other citizens' fundamental human rights. It is also sprinkled with doses of delectable, flavorsome, and life-long moments.
Author: Amma Bame Busia