Posts Tagged ‘ Mother ’

Remembering and honouring our mothers

May 13, 2012
Babatunde Osotimehin
Remembering and honouring our mothers

My mother was a remarkable woman. A great entrepreneur, and an excellent wife to my father, who was a schoolteacher, she managed her own small business sourcing fruits and gave birth to eight children: four boys and four girls.
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A mother for hard times: a Mother’s Day assignment for you all

A mother for hard times: a Mother’s Day assignment for you all

A 74-year-old doll with a broken leg sits on the bed at my sister’s house. It was given to her by my mother. That doll is a real survivor, her tight-blond plastic curls impeccable and her embroidered dress, only slightly faded. The doll’s name is impossible for Americans to pronounce: GyĹ‘ngyi. Each phoneme of that...
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