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The Presidential Circus

Comment: Kyei-Mensah-Osei

Krakye Kwakye
2009-05-25 04:57:15
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The Presidential Circus

Kyei-Mensah-Osei. Who gave you that name?

I am more fascinated by the uniqeness of your name than the clarity of your prose or the logic of your thinking.

I have a friend who, like some Ghanaians, has a hyphenated surname. Jonathan Owusu-Mensah is his name. He relates the story that one day, when he went to apply for a job, the person who interviewed him happened to be a northener. His interviewer remarked "You Ashantis always like too much of everything. Which one of the two is your real name, "Owusu or Mensah"?

Same question here. Is it really necessary to have 3 hyphenated surnames?

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05-24 23:15
richard duncan
05-25 11:36
05-26 02:27
05-26 02:31
Krakye Kwakye
05-25 04:57