King Peggy

King Peggy : How a Washington Secretary Became King of a Ghanaian Village

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Peggielene Bartels was an ordinary fifty-something secretary working at the Ghanaian Embassy in Washington DC when she received the unexpected and astonishing news that she had been elected king of the impoverished fishing village of Otuam in her native Ghana, half a world away. Peggy had read about two other female kings in Ghana, but it was a rare phenomenon. Her royal dynasty had never had one before. Arriving in Otuam for her crowning ceremony, she discovers the dire realities of life there: no running water, no doctor, no high school, and corruption is rife. To make matters worse, the body of her uncle, the late king, lies in a morgue awaiting a funeral in the palace, which is in ruins. The longer she waits to bury him, the more she risks incurring the wrath of her ancestors. King Peggy is a charming real-life fairy tale about a traditional African town lifted up by the ambitions of its headstrong, decidedly modern female king.show more

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  • Electronic book text
  • Little, Brown Book Group
  • Hachette Digital
  • United Kingdom
  • Section: 8, b/w photos
  • 0748123539
  • 9780748123537

About Peggielene Bartels

Peggielene Bartels splits her time between the USA and Ghana, performing her kingly duties. Eleanor Herman is the author of three books of popular women's history including Mistress of the Vatican, which has just been optioned to Jada Pinkett Smithshow more