“It began with spark of curiosity, an ounce of weakness, and eons of consequences.”
Adepa Aloni found it puzzling that her five siblings fell neatly in line with the golden rules meant to keep everyone safe. Instead, she held an insatiable craving for forbidden things that always pushed her to question, feel, touch, sniff, and even taste.
Her parents are simple Ghanaian folks, and she is a simple child with one need: the will to explore her freedom. Adepa spars with her siblings as she obstinately defies their ideals, twisting the family’s paths and dragging everyone into ruin.
Soon, Adepa learned the hard way that freedom is a flame; it can be warm and gentle or wild and precarious enough to scorch her loved ones. She must stitch the family she’s torn apart, maneuver the complex realities of her choices, and bud above the black sheep tag.
A black sheep’s ego is a family story woven between the generations of laughs, heartaches, victory, and turmoils. Adepa narrates what it takes to grow up with five siblings in a Ghanaian home and what it means to stand proudly as the odd one out. It is a story of persistence and how Adepa’s family’s affection helps her to rise from the ashes of her mistakes.
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