Set in Danhome Kingdom, now Benin Republic, Thread of Gold Beads is the coming of age story of Princess Amelia. Growing up in a royal household, Amelia is portrayed as a precocious and adventurous teenager, one who doesn’t fit into the stereotyped role expected from someone of her sex and social status. While popular in some quarters, she is also the object of much envy and hatred from others. And being the only child of the King’s favorite wife didn’t help matters either.
Meet our author of the week, Nike Campbell-Fatoki — I grew up in Lagos, Nigeria. In 1996, I moved to the United States for my tertiary education. I received a BA in Economics from Howard University and a Master of Arts in International Development from American University, both in Washington DC. I currently live in Burtonsville, Maryland, USA. I am a budget and finance manager at one of the law enforcement agencies in the municipal government in the Washington DC area.