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Abla Poku

The Baoulé Queen

by Akoss Ofori-Mensah

This colour illustrated children’s book tells the story of Abena Poku. Once upon a time, there was a mighty kingdom in the central part of ancient Ghana known as the Asante Kingdom. It had a powerful king known as Otumfuo Osei Tutu I,the Asantehene. Osei Tutu I had a niece called Abena Poku. After some unrest Abena Poku and her people settled in the area between the Comoe and Bandama rivers in the eastern part of the Ivory Coast and founded a kingdom of their own with Abena Poku as the first queen. Her kingdom became known as the Baoulé Kingdom. Abena Poku thus founded a dynasty which has survived to date.

ISBN 9789988647704 | 40 pages | 280 x 280mm | Colour Illustrations | 2017 | Sub-Saharan Publishers, Ghana | Hardback




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