An American Secretary, Her Royal Destiny, and the Inspiring Story of How She Changed an African Village
On Sale: February 21, 2012
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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.
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
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