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Kwabena and the Magic River
Age: 10 – 18 years
This story looks at the poverty of a family in a small closely-knit village in Ghana. The events which follow will take them to far away Toronto, Canada to make a better life for themselves. The people in the treat each other like family members, so when the entire Banquo family disappears after going to fetch water along the river, it is not surprising how badly affected they were. The fortunes of this family change when they realise that the river holds supernatural and magical powers which could change their lives for good. Faith, courage and steadfast determination personify the character of Kwabena Banquo, whose perseverance brings good fortune to his family.
Dawn Baaba Arthur is a mother and a successful business entrepreneur, born in Kensington, London and raised in Ghana by her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Bus-Kwofie.
She learnt storytelling from her grandparents from the story sharing time by the fireside. She is a gifted poet and songwriter with two albums and a book of poetry to her credit. She has also written a number of children’s books, her first titled “Portia’s Story – Patience in our Lives”.
Dawn currently lives in London where she continues to be inspired by experiences and events of everyday life.