King Peggy An American Secretary, Her Royal Destiny, and the Inspiring Story of How She Changed and African Village

By: Bartels, Peggielene; and Eleanor Herman

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Ex-Library; King Peggy chronicles the astonishing journey of American secretary, Peggielene Bartels, who suddenly finds herself king to a town of 7,000 people on Ghana's central coast, half a world away. Upon arriving for her crowning ceremony in beautiful Otuam, she discovers the dire reality: there's no running water, no doctor, no high school, and many of the village elders are stealing the town's funds. To make matters worse, her uncle (the late king) sits in a morgue awaiting a proper funeral in the royal palace, which is in ruins. Peggy's first two years as king of Otuam unfold in a way that is stranger than fiction. In the end, a deeply traditional African town is uplifted by the ambitions of its decidedly modern female king, and Peggy is herself transformed, from an ordinary secretary to the heart and hope of her community.

Title: King Peggy An American Secretary, Her Royal Destiny, and the Inspiring Story of How She Changed and African Village

Author Name: Bartels, Peggielene; and Eleanor Herman

Categories: Biography & Autobiography, Personal Memoirs,

Publisher: New York, NY, Anchor Books: 2012

ISBN Number: 0307742814

ISBN Number 13: 9780307742810

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 800