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King Peggy: an American secretary, her royal destiny, and the inspiring story of how she changed an African village

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The charming real-life fairy tale of an American secretary who discovers she has been chosen king of an impoverished fishing village on the west coast of Africa. King Peggy has the sweetness and quirkiness of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series and the hopeful sense of possibility of Half the Sky . nbsp; King Peggy chronicles the astonishing journey of an American secretary who suddenly finds herself king to a town of 7,000 souls 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, and 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. The longer she waits to bury him, the more she risks incurring the wrath of her ancestors. 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 has been uplifted by the ambitions of its headstrong, decidedly modern female king. And in changing Otuam, Peggy is herself transformed, from an ordinary secretary to the heart and hope of her community.
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subject_facetAmericans -- Ghana -- Biography
Bartels, Peggielene, -- 1953- -- Travel -- Ghana -- Otuam
Electronic books
Ghana -- Kings and rulers -- Biography
Ghana -- Social life and customs -- 21st century
Personal Memoirs -- BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
Secretaries -- Washington (D.C.) -- Biography
West -- Africa
Women -- BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
title_displayKing Peggy : an American secretary, her royal destiny, and the inspiring story of how she changed an African village
title_fullKing Peggy : an American secretary, her royal destiny, and the inspiring story of how she changed an African village / Peggielene Bartels and Eleanor Herman
King Peggy : an American secretary, her royal destiny, and the inspiring story of how she changed an African village [eBook] Bartels, Peggielene, 1953-
King Peggy An American Secretary, Her Royal Destiny, and the Inspiring Story of How She Changed an African Village
title_shortKing Peggy
title_suban American secretary, her royal destiny, and the inspiring story of how she changed an African village
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Bartels, Peggielene
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History
Kings and rulers
Nonfiction
Personal Memoirs
Secretaries
Social life and customs
Travel
West
Women