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ANCIENT ROYAL TALES TO BE LAUNCHED AT ASANTE FEST

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ANCIENT ROYAL HISTORY FROM GHANA FOR CHILDREN TO BE LAUNCHED AT ASANTE FESTIVAL

As part of the Asante Festival taking place later this month in Alexandria, Virginia on August 30th and 31st, the organizers have arranged for one of Ghana’s foremost children’s authors to come and launch a book at the event.

This 48-page book entitled “Ancient Royal Tales from Ghana for Children” teaches children the history of some ancient Ghanaian Kings and Queens. Osei Tutu I of the Asante, Ntim Gyakari of the Denkyira, Dode Akaibi of the Ga and Ndewura Jakpa of the Gonja are some of the royals featured in this book.

Abyna-Ansaa Adjei is the author of eight books and has a writing career spanning some 15 years. Her first book published in 2001 was a biography of the Asantehene, “Otumfuo Osei Tutu II: King of Gold” and is found on the shelves of universities like Harvard and Yale. In 2006, Abyna-Ansaa was commissioned by the Government of Ghana to write and produce the commemorative book for the celebration of Ghana’s Golden Jubilee of Independence: Ghana @ 50. She has also published books for children on the Golden Jubilee celebrations of the independence of Ghana, Nigeria and Kenya. In July 2014, she launched ‘Anansesem: The Adventures of Kweku Ananse: The most cunning spider that ever lived’ which has been very well-received. You may find more information about Abyna-Ansaa and her work at www.frangipanibooks.com

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