An Outline of Asante History: Part 2 (Second Edition)
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The Asante nation led by Kings, Queen Mothers, Chiefs, Sub-chiefs and Elders after defeating their tyrannical and callous overlords had finally settled in the middle belt of the country through perilous wars and migration. The settlement which boasts of fertile lands, precious minerals like gold, among other rich natural resources followed a unique glamorous and colourful historical antecedents dating as far back as AD 1695. The historical facts of the Asante nation has over six decades been encapsulated in variegated findings by several historians and writers leaving readers and the present generation in a glimmer of doubt about the true history of the Asante nation and its states.
Motivated by this backdrop, the author through a two – decade of research into the true history of the Asante nation and its states coupled with his long years of work experience as a curator in the Manhyia Palace Museum has produced this book for present and future generations. This book titled: ‘An Outline of Asante History Part 2 Volume 2’ which is the continuation of ‘An Outline of Asante History Part 2 Volume 1’by the same author tells the true history of the Asante nation and its states bereft of confusion.
The novelty of this book ‘An Outline of Asante History Part 2 Volume 2’ is portrayed in an innovative way in which the true history of the Asante nation and its states has been presented which is slightly different from the author’s previous volumes and that of other writers. The first part which covers three chapters gives an invaluable account on how their ancestors orchestrated their migration southwards and the sacrifices their Kings made to the extent of offering their own lives as sacrifice in their quest for victory, freedom and unity. This part also consists of the past and the present Asante’s Kings and Queen Mothers ( 1695 – 2016 ), their achievements and the wars fought in order to unite as a nation. All the paramount chiefs of the Asante nation owe
allegiance to his majesty the Asantehene who is the supreme King of the nation and occupies the Golden Stool in the Manhyia Palace. In that apart, some of the Palace Functionaries have been presented in this part as well as their duties and their line of inheritance.
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Osei Kwadwo was born in 1936 at Wiamoase. He was a former teacher who served in the Education Service from 1953 to 1993. He entered the service as a pupil teacher and rose through the ranks to Assistant Director of Education and Head of the Afigya Sekyere District of Education between September 1990 and March 1993.
Osei Kwadwo was the first curator of Manhyia Palace Museum in Kumasi from 1995- 2010.