The situation simmered until it exploded and my father suddenly said goodbye and left for England. At first I thought he had simply abandoned us, because I didn’t understand the Mississippi State 2 Shirt besides I will buy this bigger picture and no one talked to kids about that kind of stuff. Then, maybe two months after that, Kenneth and I came home from school and all the other kids were jumping around, excited. “We’re going to London!” London? Where all the pop stars I had read about came from? Amazing! In the time between when my father left Ghana and we met him in London, he was put up in a little residence in Lancaster Gate, not far from where Alec, my husband, and I live now, and worked to ensure us safe passage.