The Princess’s Wedding

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The Princess's Wedding

An Akan Story by Farida Salifu


There was joy in the air as the villagers of the Asante tribe in Kumasi gathered for the three day celebration of the Crown Princess’s wedding. Princess Yaa was set to marry a Prince from a neighbouring village and she was very excited.
The Prince and Princess had grown up together and had been acquainted during many local and national ceremonies. They had even stolen some precious time alone during their many months of courtship. All her life the Princess had been waiting for such a day to arrive: a grand wedding in which she would be the absolute centre of attention.
To prepare for the first night’s celebrations, the maids adorned their Princess with beautiful gold jewel