Navigation Links
Author Agnes Afua Manu Oforiwah’s Newly Released “Memoirs From Agnes” is the Story of a Child Slave Saved by Government Action That Uprooted a Culture of Disempowerment
Date:7/14/2017

“Memoirs From Agnes”: a firsthand look into the hardships of Ghana from the eyes of a former child slave. “Memoirs From Agnes” is the creation of published author, Agnes Afua Manu Oforiwah, a native of eastern Ghana and daughter of the Akan Royal Family (Odeshee), who was enslaved to her father’s own niece then empowered by free and compulsory education to become a well-educated woman, wife, mother, and grandmother.

“My question is, what is the government doing for these citizens? Dr. Kwame Nkrumah had a plan, what do we have now? This is food for thought now!
Many thanks to Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, in blessed memory, whose vision for education got me out of family enslavement into a now retired well-educated woman, wife, mother, and grandmother.” --Agnes Afua Manu Oforiwah

Published by Christian Faith Publishing, Agnes Afua Manu Oforiwah’s new book tells the story of a child slave and the struggles of Ghana.

Between the ages of four and five, author Agnes Afua Manu Oforiwah was taken from her mother by her father and given to her father’s niece, who was a newlywed and the new mother of a daughter. Per the custom at the time, most married women from good families had a young girl to help them with their daily chores. That burden fell on the shoulders of girls like Agnes Afua Manu Oforiwah. She was a maid, but not for hire, because she was classified as a member of the family. In reality, she was a victim of family enslavement.

In her father’s world, girls were not to attend school. They expected to learn good housekeeping practices through apprenticeship. The belief was that girls would do better if they did not live at home with their mothers, since mothers allegedly spoil their children. This culture was very rampant until President Kwame Nkrumah, Ghana’s first president, made education free and compulsory. Education is what changed the author’s story, yet today’s struggles in Ghana may be worse due the increase in global population and migration.

View a synopsis of “Memoirs From Agnes” on YouTube.

Consumers can purchase “Memoirs From Agnes” at traditional brick & mortar bookstores, or online at Amazon.com, Apple iTunes store, Kobo or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or inquiries about “Memoirs From Agnes”, contact the Christian Faith Publishing media department at 866-554-0919.

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/07/prweb14502919.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2017 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved


Related medicine news :

1. Author Rich Josephsen’s Newly Released “Fish Hook” Tells the Tale of His Father from the Eyes of a Child Raised by a Great Man
2. Author Nazaret Hayaz’s Newly Released “Nights of A Nightingale” is an Elegantly Written Anthology Inspired by the Nightingale
3. Author Florencia Chang-Ageda's Newly Released “Divine Revelations-Eye Openers” is A Study in the Many Ways that Scripture can Inspire those Who are Open to His Word
4. Author Bernardo Pacheco’s Newly Released “Vago And Wizzbo: Wizzbo's World” is a Magical Journey in Make-Believe
5. Mensa Taps Eric Gang, Veterans Lawyer – Author Advocate, for National Keynote
6. Author Gary Heesch‘s newly released “America Dying on the Vine” is a thought-provoking collection of essays addressing the past and current state of affairs in America
7. Author Wanda Hawkins’ newly released “JJ Finds Everlasting Life” is the story of a cat who overcomes obstacles in his pathway through life until he gladly receives an eve
8. Author Robert D Tyler’s newly released “Baptism on the Bayou; Story of Bo Bob and Skipper” tells the story of a small fish and his big faith.
9. Author Bruce W. Rosenbaum, Sr.‘s newly released “My Own Life and Death Experiences” is a memoir of a close encounter with death that ultimately inspired a change in life.
10. Entrepreneur and Cybersecurity Expert, Greg Hanna, Signs Publishing Deal With TechnologyPress™ To Co-Author New Book, Sitting Duck
11. Author Jon E. Roe‘s Newly Released “The Tushey Wushy Club Book” is a Fondly Nostalgic Account of a Close-Knit Family in Postwar America
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... ... The American Board of Family Medicine's (ABFM) Board of Directors has selected ... Dr. James C. Puffer upon his retirement. Dr. Newton will serve in the position ... the end of 2018. Upon assuming the role of President and CEO on January ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... , ... October 13, 2017 , ... Lori R. Somekh, ... member of ElderCounsel, a national organization of elder law and special needs planning attorneys. ... and rules. It also provides a forum to network with elder law attorneys nationwide,” ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Ellevate Network, the leading network for professional women, ... towards gender equality at their inaugural Summit in New York City in June. The ... social audience of over 3 million. To watch the Mobilize Women video, click ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 13, 2017 , ... Coveros, a leader in agile coaching ... contract by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The Enterprise Agile ... of Agile methodologies in a consistent and high value manner across CMS programs. ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... CitiDent and San Francisco ... using cutting-edge Oventus O2Vent technology. As many as 18 million Americans are estimated ... in breathing. Oral appliances can offer significant relief to about 75 percent of ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/28/2017)... 28, 2017 Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HRC), ... call and webcast on Friday, November 3, 2017, beginning ... ending at approximately 8:30 a.m. (CDT) / 9:30 a.m. ... 2017 financial performance and guidance for 2018, Hill-Rom executives ... enhance operational performance, and long-range financial outlook through 2020. ...
(Date:9/27/2017)... , Sept. 27, 2017  Commended for their devotion ... notable awards. Ranked as number one in the South Florida ... time in Inc. 5000 yearly list, the national specialty pharmacy ... Armando Bardisa will soon be honored by SFBJ ... Set to receive his award in ...
(Date:9/25/2017)... , Sept. 25, 2017   Montrium ... Master File solutions, today—from the IQPC Trial Master ... , NL)—announced that EastHORN Clinical Services has ... clinical programs and TMF management. EastHORN, a leading ... eTMF platform to increase transparency to enable greater ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: