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Ancient Royal Tales from Ghana for Children
Age Range: 6 – 15 years
This book teaches children the history of some ancient Ghanaian Kings and Queens. Agokoli of the Ewes, Osei Tutu I of the Asante, Dode Akaibi of the Ga and Ndewura Jakpa of the Gonja are some of the royals featured here.
A long, long time ago, various kings and queens ruled over the peoples in the areas of West Africa that became the Gold Coast when Europeans came and colonised them. These kings and queens were famous among their own and other tribes. Often, the kings and queens that were infamous for being cruel were the ones whose stories traveled widest.
Some were famous for being fearless warriors who, at the slightest excuse, fought wars with their neighbours and expanded their territories. Others were famous because they liked to behead their opponents. Some others were famous because they had a union which was ‘magically’ created in which every subject was his brother’s keeper. These kings and queens were all famous for one reason or the other.
All in all, we have a rich culture of royalty in Ghana. This book will take you on a trip through our royal history and will teach you lessons of bravery, honour, honesty and brotherhood.
Abyna-Ansaa Adjei graduated with First Class Honours in Publishing from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana in 2000. In 2004, she graduated from the London School of Economics and Political Science with a Master of Science degree in Voluntary Sector Organisation.
Abyna-Ansaa reads voraciously and loves to globe-trot.
Books written by Abyna-Ansaa Adjei Otumfuo Osei Tutu II: King of Gold, Grandma’s story: Ghana is 50, Things every child of Ghana should know – J.B Danquah and Ghana: The story so far.