King Peggy - An American Secretary, Her Royal Destiny, and the Inspiring Story of How She Changed an African Village-logo

King Peggy - An American Secretary, Her Royal Destiny, and the Inspiring Story of How She Changed an African Village

Peggielene Bartels

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Description:

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 community.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Eleanor Herman, J. Karen Thomas

Length:

14h 14m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

04:10


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

17:59


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

46:13


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

28:33


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

40:01


Part 2, Chapter 5
Part 2, Chapter 5

48:20


Part 2, Chapter 6
Part 2, Chapter 6

14:33


Part 2, Chapter 7
Part 2, Chapter 7

26:32


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

39:12


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

40:13


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

24:26


Part 3
Part 3

48:36


Part 4, Chapter 12
Part 4, Chapter 12

33:35


Part 4, Chapter 13
Part 4, Chapter 13

31:02


Part 4, Chapter 14
Part 4, Chapter 14

27:04


Part 4, Chapter 15
Part 4, Chapter 15

26:53


Part 4, Chapter 16
Part 4, Chapter 16

31:53


Part 4, Chapter 17
Part 4, Chapter 17

26:09


Part 4, Chapter 18
Part 4, Chapter 18

35:54


Part 4, Chapter 19
Part 4, Chapter 19

32:57


Part 5, Chapter 20
Part 5, Chapter 20

36:27


Part 5, Chapter 21
Part 5, Chapter 21

24:39


Part 6, Chapter 22
Part 6, Chapter 22

40:12


Part 6, Chapter 23
Part 6, Chapter 23

27:46


Part 6, Chapter 24
Part 6, Chapter 24

42:01


Part 6, Chapter 25
Part 6, Chapter 25

25:01


Part 6, Chapter 26
Part 6, Chapter 26

17:49


Part 6, Chapter 27
Part 6, Chapter 27

13:26


Part 6, Chapter 28
Part 6, Chapter 28

02:07


Part 6, Chapter 29
Part 6, Chapter 29

00:39