Sika Ahenfo: The Golden Kings (Paperback)
The queen mother of the seventh kingdom must make a difficult decision. It is time for her to select the next king, but there are seven princes, who are all equally qualified to sit on the throne. The people; however, demand that all seven brothers rule as one even though it is against the law of their supreme god. The people did not care. All they want to do is boast and brag to their neighbors.
Like the vibrant colors of the woven fabric called kente, this story artfully weaves together the history, customs, and culture of the Akan people of West Africa. Written in the format of a traditional folktale, this beautiful nontraditional narrative is interlaced with hidden meanings, abundant symbols, and ornate proverbs. Intertwine throughout the chapters are words in the Asante Twi language bringing a cultural authenticity to the text.
Follow the happiness of the people as the consequences of their actions slowly deteriorate their joy as they succumb to the great cost of their foolishness. When the people realize the price of their arrogance they withdraw into self-pity and indecision.
The queen mother knows what she has to do. She must find the one destined to rule. What character traits will she use to determine the true heart of a king? But when she finds him will the people listen At the end of this tale, at the end of your journey, the proverbs, and traditional symbols will formalize and merge into one compelling life lesson about leadership.