Peggielene Bartels “King Peggy”
March 19th, 2012
Early one morning a few years ago, a woman who worked as an office secretary in Washington, DC got a phone call at home. It was a relative from her native Ghana, telling Peggielene Bartels that there had been a death in the family. And a meeting of the town elders. And they had come to a decision.
She had been named the village’s new king.
And with that Peggielene Bartels became King Peggy, head of the impoverished fishing village of Otuam in Ghana.
But in spite of the way she ascended to power, all has not been a fairy tale for King Peggy. Otuam was broke, the palace was in ruins, some tax money was being skimmed off, and there was no running water.She tells her incredible story now in a book called “King Peggy.”
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