Robert Johnson Ghartey saw no limits to what he could achieve. As a young man, he rejected traditional paths of fishing and farming, and learned a different trade. Through this, he became an influential business entrepreneur. In addition, Ghartey played an important role in local politics and found ways to improve the lives of those in his community. There is no doubt Ghartey left his mark in the Gold Coast (now Ghana), as a nineteenth century leader and agent of change. In telling Ghartey?s story, the author hopes to encourage children with different dreams to pursue their destinies past challenges that they may face.
About the Author
Letitia deGraft Okyere was inspired in 2016 to research the Third Republic of Ghana, a forgotten period in the history of the nation. The outcome was the novel, The First Vice President: A Biography J.W.S. de Graft-Johnson, published by MacSwain in 2022. Letitia extended her appreciation of historical personalities and the contributions each made to his (or her) world by writing children?s historical biographies of people of African descent. She published El?ni of Ethiopia: The Wise Empress, King Ghartey IV: Innovative 19th Century Merchant, and Phillis Wheatley: Pioneer African American Poet in 2021 through Lion?s Historian Press. Letitia, a proud alumna of the University of Leeds, U.K., continues to search the annals of life for stirring stories of men and women of the past. Letitia lives with her family in Arkansas, the Natural State of the U.S.A., where she works as a public health administrator in state government.
- Publisher : Lion (August 14, 2021)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 34 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1737404826
- ISBN-13 : 978-1737404828
- Reading age : 6 – 9 years
- Item Weight : 10.2 ounces
- Dimensions : 8.5 x 0.25 x 8.5 inches