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A Message of Hope from King Peggielene Bartels: Background information when reading King Peggy

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King Peggy

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

by Peggielene Bartels, Eleanor Herman

King Peggy
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    Feb 2012, 352 pages
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    Feb 2013, 368 pages

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A Message of Hope from King Peggielene Bartels

In an inspirational letter to readers, Peggielene Bartels (aka King Peggy) outlines her goals as the new King of Otuam, Ghana. She begins by stating that:

An important part of my mission as King of Otuam is to bring empowerment to women. I truly believe that the future of Africa lies in the hands of its women... My main mission is to bring Otuam into a prosperous future, to make it a modern, healthful place to live and work. It already has many advantages: beautiful weather, lovely beaches, an ocean teeming with fish, rich soil, and friendly, hardworking people. But it needs greater access to clean water, improved medical care and educational institutions, repaved roads, hygienic toilets, and many other basic necessities of life.

Peggielene Bartels Though she is the King of Otuam, Peggielene lives most of the time in Silver Spring, MD, and still works at the Ghanaian embassy in Washington D.C. In her letter she reflects on how fortunate we are in the United States and how often we take...

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