Resilience:Reflections from a Widow’s Diary – 3 highlights from Barbara Mahama’s memoir


Barbara Mahama, the wife of the late Major Maxwell Mahama, has penned a compelling memoir titled “Resilience: Reflections from a Widow’s Diary,” sharing her journey of coping with grief after the tragic loss of her beloved husband.

The book delves into the realities faced by a young Ghanaian woman navigating the complexities of life and death, finding resilience and motivation through the grace of God.

Here are three key highlights from this powerful memoir.

  1. Unveiling the Realities of Grief: “Resilience: Reflections from a Widow’s Diary” serves as a profound revelation of the emotional turmoil and challenges experienced by Barbara Mahama after the untimely death of her husband, Major Maxwell Mahama. As readers delve into her memoir, they gain insight into the immense grief, pain, and struggles that accompanied her journey as a widow and single mother.
  2. Embracing Resilience Amidst Adversity: The memoir highlights the complexities of life and death, showcasing how Barbara Mahama found the strength to pick up the pieces of her life for the sake of her children. It highlights her unwavering determination and resilience in the face of adversity, attributing her ability to endure to the grace of God. Throughout the book, readers witness her emotional journey of navigating grief and emerging stronger on the other side.
  3. Widening the Horizons of Hope: “Resilience: Reflections from a Widow’s Diary” offers readers a perspective on finding hope and healing after loss. Barbara Mahama’s memoir serves as an inspiring tale of transformation, demonstrating how faith and resilience can lead to a renewed sense of purpose and hope. Her story transcends geographical boundaries, providing solace and encouragement to anyone facing a similar journey of grief and loss.

Barbara Mahama’s self-written memoir, “Resilience: Reflections from a Widow’s Diary,” is a poignant and enlightening account of her journey as a widow after the tragic loss of her husband, Major Maxwell Mahama in 2017.

The late army officer was allegedly killed by some residents of Denkyira-Obuasi during a morning health walk.

Following his death, 53 people were arrested out of who 14 were screened to stand trial. The accused pleaded not guilty to charges of conspiracy to commit a crime and murder.

The trial was put on hold in 2020, because the trial judge, Justice MariamaOwusu, was a panel member of the 2020 election petition, at the Supreme Court.


By Esther Aryee||Ghana

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