I’m so sorry about this. I was just re-reading my last blog post, and I realized I had mentioned Kofi Annan (he was always Mr. A to me) in it. Pretty much the main reason I remember that 4Tech episode from Ghana is because Mr. A was from Ghana.
I wrote about Mr. A in an essay for a UNC magazine, “Endeavors”:
He was my whole life between age 15 to 25. I talked to him in my head non-stop. When I lost my temper, I always had to think: I know Mr. A would not have done that. Even if things weren’t going right, whether at home or at school or at work, just knowing that Mr. A was out there made me feel better. Like that’s a person I lay all my trust in and not worry for a second.