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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (544 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Peggielene Bartels, Eleanor Herman Narrator: J. Karen Thomas Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Darin | 2/14/2014

    " I thought this was a terrific biography. King Peggy really made a difference, despite the Council of Elders. Good for her! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Lisa | 2/10/2014

    " Excellent book that I just happened upon at the library last week. One of the reviews compared it to The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency, which I really enjoyed. I was skeptical of this because that book was fiction and this is nonfiction, but it turned out to be a pretty accurate review! Peggy is such a wonderful person to get to know throughout this book and what she was able to do to a small village in Ghana was amazing. I would highly recommend this book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Krista | 2/9/2014

    " What a story! Brought back the sights/sounds of Ghana for me. King Peggy's village is not far from Winneba. Can't wait to hear her in person at the Virginia Festival of the Book. A story of destiny, character & sacrifice. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Susan | 2/7/2014

    " By the end of this story of how a secretary at the Ghanaian embassy became king of a small village I was convinced that King Peggy is an admirable woman "

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