Ashaki is a west African name that means "beautiful". ASHAKI, AFRICAN PRINCESS is a children/young adult's fiction that tells the romantic adventures of a beautiful ancient black African princess named Ashaki. Her parents, the King and Queen of Shaba, have betrothed her to the powerful heir-prince of Kush, but she is determined to marry for love. After a romping series of adventures with her friends she falls for another handsome prince, and together they challenge the heir prince and head priest of Kush in an ultimate showdown where wits becomes more important than strength.
The book presents the paradigm of a magnificent black African civilization: Kush (Nubia) was a powerful and wealthy ancient civilization located just south of Egypt.
Age Range: 10 - 12