African American Author's Expo and Multi-Cultural Book Fair

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Book Description
Publication Date: July 19, 2010
A song has this phrase: " Love is flowing like a river flowing out from you and me spreading out into the desert, setting all the captives free. Yes, the captives are those who don't know who they are, those who don't know they are God's children." Peace Pilgrim 25,000 miles on foot for peace. This book is about modernizing and eliminating a ritual servitude and dehumanizing practice known as "TROKOSI". The Trokosi system is one of the most ancient practices still found among Ewes in Ghana, Togo and Dahomey in West Africa. Shrouded in mystery, its origin can be traced to the practice of paying deities for services rendered. A trokosi, is a vestal virgin, yet to experience menarche, and who is given to a deity to atone for sins or offences committed by a relative. Some citizens of the world live in subjection to others and most of them would work their entire lives to repay a debt the y never personally incurred. This book is educating the practitioners and communities on the human rights abuses of the victims and mobilizing the regional and international community on the eradicating of the practice, raise support to invest and empower the priest and communities to embrace an economic industry as an alternative income. This book also congratulate Barrack Obama, the first African-American President first ever visit to Ghana on the 11th July, 2009 with the slogan, "YES WE CAN".

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