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King Peggy

Author: Peggielene Bartels; Eleanor Herman; J Karen Thomas
Publisher: Westminster, Md. : Books on Tape, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : Biography : English : UnabridgedView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
Biography
Named Person: Peggielene Bartels
Material Type: Biography, Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Peggielene Bartels; Eleanor Herman; J Karen Thomas
ISBN: 9780307879073 : 0307879070
OCLC Number: 767527390
Notes: Compact disc.
Duration: 14:13:00.
Performer(s): Read by J. Karen Thomas.
Description: 11 sound discs (853 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Responsibility: Peggielene Bartels and Eleanor Herman.

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"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" -- from publisher's web site.

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