Ashanti Saga: The Fort
The riveting story of the Ashanti's fateful, final uprising of 1900 is the backdrop to Alice O'Grady's stirring tale of colliding cultures and clashing emotions, of oppression and discrimination, desire and brutality.-Harm de Blij, Professor of Geography and co-founder of the African Studies Center, Michigan State University Alice O'Grady portrays with great sensitivity the arrogance of the British, the ambiguity of colonial black-white relations, the tribal divisions, and the struggle to oust the overlords.-Syd Goldsmith, author of "Jade Phoenix" In this captivating historical novel set in the Ashanti Confederacy at the dawn of the 20th century, Alice O'Grady keeps readers intensely engaged in the socio-political life that characterized Ashanti resistance to British colonial rule. Being Ghanaian-born, I found this novel not only impressive in its plot and literary style, but also very informative and authentic in its historical context. Filled with drama, romance, and conflict, "Ashanti Saga: The Fort" will be well-received by adolescent and young adult readers across the world.-Isaac Odame, MB ChB, FRCPath, FRCPC, The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Canada
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