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  • Writer's pictureNana yaw Dynamic

How the British ‘stole’ Asanteman’s artefacts during Sagrenti War

Professor Tom McCaskie, a prestigious master in Asante History at the Centre of West African Studies, University of Birmingham, UK, has noticed that the Sagrenti War denoted a critical milestone in British military history.



It was the main conflict where a significant number of English press, he said, went with the soldiers with the unequivocal reason for spreading propaganda.

He did this at the launch of a book about Asanteman's history.

After over fifty years since his passing, a book on the Historical backdrop of Asanteman, created by Otumfuo Sir Osei Agyeman Prempeh II, has been sent off in Kumasi.


The book is an autobiography of the 14th Asantehene, who ruled from 1931 to 1970. It was edited by Prof. Tom McCastie, a prominent Asante history professor at the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom.


The book send off was important for the exercises remembering the 150th commemoration of the Sagrenti War and the silver celebration of Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II.



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