Ashanti Saga: The Fort

The Fort

by Alice O'Grady



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/28/2008

Recognition Programs

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 108
ISBN : 9780595435326

About the Book

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

About the Author

Alice O?Grady first went to Ghana as a Peace Corps teacher. She spent the next nine years in West Africa, and later returned to do research for Ashanti Saga.

Currently residing near Chautauqua Institution in upstate New York, she engages in journalism, editing and indexing.