Age: 12 years and above
Despite being a Form One student poor Adjovi leads her village school to win the coveted first prize in both the Inter-School Debate Competition and in the Inter-District Drama & Culture Competition. But a night before the final competition in Accra which will give her the Visa to visit the White House in America, Adjovi is arrested and taken to a tro-kosi shrine to atone for the supposed crimes of her late father for the next twenty four years. Will she be able to escape from the shrine or from the hands of its uncompromising priests before her mandatory period of servitude to pursue her education and even to the highest level?
‘Written in very simple language, the book is interesting to read. It would serve as a guide to young adolescents and motivates them to air their views frankly without fear, instead of gleefully accepting conditions that are unfavourable for them… the story gives hope and enlightenment.’
Rev. Prof. Philip Arthur Gborsong
Head, Communication Studies, University of Cape Coast, Ghana
RICHARD NKRUMAH-AMOS is a multi-talented writer by birth and experience and writes with passion and scintillating flair. He is a poet, playwright, novelist, short story writer, lyricist cum songwriter, a writer and ghostwriter. He writes for the television and radio, too; and has also performed poetry on Television and on other platforms such as the Ghana Association of Writers Book Festival (GAWBOFEST).
He is a member of the University of Cape Coast Creative Writers Association, Ghana Association of Writers (GAW), a subsidiary of Pan African Writers Association (PAWA). The author is also a teacher, motivational speaker, human rights activist; and women and children’s rights campaigner.
He has attended editorial and several writers’ workshops, programmes and seminars. He has also participated in many writers’ competitions some of which include Ghana Poetry Prize (Ghana)—for Africa and Diaspora; Burt Award for African Literature (Ghana); City FM Writers Project (Ghana); Golden Baobab Short Story Competition (Ghana)—Africa; BBC International Radio Playwriting Competition (London)—worldwide; Yale Drama competition (USA)—worldwide; Kwani Manuscript Project (Kenya)—for Africa and Diaspora; The Brunel University African Poetry Prize (London)—for Africa and Diaspora