Religion & Culture

The Book ‘History of Asante’ was written by the late Otumfuo Agyemang Prempeh II & edited by Professor Tom McCaskie

On Wednesday, 6th February 2024 at the KNUST hall, the 700-page book titled History of Asante Was launched.

According to a British Professor who edited the book, the book was written by the late Otumfuo Agyemang Prempeh the 2nd.

Professor Tom McCaskie, an Asante history expert at the Centre of West Africa History, University of Birmingham, UK, has stated that the Sagrenti War was the first British-fought conflict in history to be supported by a sizable British press, with the intention of disseminating propaganda.

The autobiography of the 14th Asantehene, who ruled from 1931 to 1970, was edited by Prof. Tom McCastie, an Asante history expert at the University of Birmingham’s Centre of West African Studies in the United Kingdom.

The book launch was a part of the events honoring the Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II’s silver jubilee and the 150th anniversary of the Sagrenti War.


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