King Peggy

Virginia Festival of the Book

Peggielene Bartels and Eleanor Herman, authors of King Peggy: An American Secretary, Her Royal Destiny, and the Inspiring Story of How She Changed an African Village, discuss how Peggielene became King of the seaside village of Otuam, Ghana during this 2012 Festival of the Book event. Peggielene’s village is near Charlottesville’s sister city, Winneba, Ghana.

Virginia Festival of the Book

Peggielene Bartels, author of King Peggy, was born in Ghana and moved to Washington, D.C., in her early twenties to work at Ghana’s embassy.

On Monday Feb. 27th King Peggy was interviewed by Stephen Colbert about the Ghanaian libation ritual and her achievements as the king of Otuam, a Ghanaian village.

On Friday March 23rd you can see King Peggy in person at the Virginia Festival of the Book.

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