Memoirs of a Forced African Conscript


As they left for a hunting expedition on a bright and sunny Sunday morning in December 1939, did the two identical twin brothers, Panin and Kakra, ever imagine what lay ahead of them? Did they detect any signs that might be interpreted as forebodings to arouse some uneasiness in them, to evoke a degree of apprehension in them to lead them to suspect something untoward could happen to them that day?

Whatever the thoughts that went through their minds and the emotions they were subjected to that day, the day did not go the way they had envisaged.

Instead of the few catches of various types or rodents that abound in the woods surrounding their little settlement they hoped for as they set out, they would be forcefully separated.

Kakra, the junior of the pair, would end up being exposed to fierce fighting not only on the Battlefields of East Africa but also of Burma – fighting on the side of Empire and King – in an attempt to dislodge Italy and Japan respectively from their occupation of British Empire territory.

Follow Kakra’s breathtaking story as it unfolds in this exhilarating, awe-inspiring and thrilling account.

It is the first of a duology, a prequel to TWINS DIVIDED.

A second part of a duology, a sequel to

   WORLD WAR 2 REVISITED-- Memoirs of a Forced African Conscript,

the riveting narrative revolves around the identical twin brothers, Panin and Kakra, residents of a small town in the Asante territory of the Gold Coast.

The story begins in November 1946  with the return of Kakra to the Gold Coast after his abduction and forceful recruitment into the  Royal West African Frontier Force to fight on the side of the Empire  in World War II. He survives a series of fierce battles both in East Africa and Burma. On his return home, he begins  to agitate for immediate independence for the Gold Coast.

Panin, Kakra's  twin brother, on the other hand calls for a cautious approach, holding the view that the mainly illiterate population, made up of several ethnic groups with differing languages, traditions, culture, religious beliefs, population groups which prior to the advent of the Europeans were  constantly warring against  one another, was inadequately prepared for self-rule.

As the two brothers follow developments in post-independent Ghana from their respective pre-independence perspectives, they provide a fascinating commentary on the changes that took place – changes that this book dramatizes for the reader who, in a sense, becomes a witness to the conflicts, the military take overs, and the final achievement of multi-party democracy.

Since Ghana was the torchbearer of Black Africa’s struggle for independence, the commentary of the two main characters on the country’s independence experience may well be seen as a microcosm or mirror of the development of Black Africa as a whole.

In this interesting and absorbing book, the author, who overcame adversity growing up in the humble surroundings of his little village Mpintimpi in rural Ghana to qualify as a medical doctor, graduating as he did from the prestigious medical school in Hanover, Germany, recounts his secondary school days as a boarder.

For young readers the book is invaluable, providing unlimited encouragement by a writer who himself overcame apparent insurmountable difficulties in his educational career.

Mature readers, too, will find many memories stirred, memories to make them laugh and even, perhaps, shed a tear of remorse. They will find in this book echoes of the trials, tribulations and joys of their own schooldays, for human nature is the same wherever we are brought up. Many of these readers will surely relate to the tribulations of initiation ceremonies and traditions when they joined a new school or even a new university.

And then what student did not sit up late through the night to undertake mental ‘mining’ expeditions the night before an exam? There is a whole range of memories like these that will be evoked in this book.

The book is a source of encouragement for the young, but will be read with a great deal of pleasure and nostalgia by older readers.

In HOW TO BEAT THE ODDS TO YOUR GOAL, Dr. Peprah-Gyamfi, who overcame poverty and adversity growing up in the humble surroundings of his little village Mpintimpi to make it all the way to medical school in Hanover in Germany, shares the insights he has gained from his extraordinary life's journey.
From goal setting, working towards our goal and dealing with challenges and obstacles we might encounter on our way to the realisation of our cherished goal, he offers advice, ideas as well as stimulating thougts to motivate and inspire the reader.

Over a period of six months from July 2011, the author, a medical doctor, was tormented by sudden attacks of a mysterious disease.  The weird symptoms left conventional medical science wanting. But what disease condition is too big for Doctor Jesus, the Doctor who knows no bounds?

Warding off Demonic Attacks in Jesus' Name is an amazing testimony of how the author received healing and strength through prayer.  It is an astonishing testimony of divine intervention in our time - a testimony that will surely inspire the Christian soldier in the war against the principalities, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, indeed against spiritual wickedness in high places.

Introducing Thank You Jesus Ministry - Part 1

Ministry Update

WORDS of encouragement, words that seek to spur us on in the battle
of life—these are words we often need! From the young believer in Christ
to the veteran in the faith, we all need and yearn for words to boost our
spirits and urge us on as we begin each day anew on the battlefield of

My name is Dr Robert Peprah-Gyamfi, a native of Ghana, currently resident in the UK. You may want to know what type of doctor I am? A Doctor of Theology or Philosophy or Sociology?
No, I am a medical doctor.

 THANK YOU JESUS WORSHIP CENTRE was launched at a spirit-filled event on Saturday 12th May 2012.