When someone, especially a loved one, passes away, it is common in many cultural traditions to express sadness and lamentations.
Within the African-Ghanaian context, crying to grieve a person’s death is also regarded as a method of expressing respect and honor to the departed.
When OKyeame Kwame’s grandmother, Abena Adwubi, died at the age of 101, this was not the case.
“I don’t recall the last time I wept because I was sad, but I wasn’t upset when my grandma died; I was joyful.” Despite the fact that I sobbed, I was relieved that she had died.”
On Hitz’s Day Break, he said that his grandmother had had a good life and that after going through some difficult times before her death, everyone in the family was relieved to learn about it.
“After that, she wanted to [die].” She’d been saying ‘I want to go’ every day for four years, and every night she’d have a dream that her mother was calling her. We were all delighted when she died, but I sobbed,” he said. “She grew extremely sick, and she had to feed via tubes for like two years.”
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