Nana Akonaah ( Richard ) Osei Bonsu

About the Author

Nana Akonaah ( Richard ) Osei Bonsu  is Otumfour Akyiniyefour hene (meaning- Umbrella chief of Ashanti King of Ghana, West Africa).


Nana Bonsu resides in Tennessee with his wife, Martha Rosetta Roberts Bonsu. By the grace of God, their 39-year (and counting) union has procreated four offspring ---Afiah B. Bonsu; Ama M. Bonsu; Angel A. Bonsu; and Shawn D. Roberts, who have also given him and his wife several grandchildren… and with the hope of more to come.


Nana Bonsu proudly boasts of being a farmer--- cultivating teaks, cocoa, oranges and vanilla in his native Ghana. He systematically and naturally enjoys gardening---  soil base and hydroponic approach.  Nana Bonsu feels privileged in his status of serving the  Ashanti  Kingdom under Otumfour  Nana  Osei  Tutu II. Nana  Bonsu is  an  avid reader and vastly becoming a prolific writer. With three novels published, and a fourth, “Measure of Faith”, currently being edited for publication.


Nana Bonsu is, by no stretch of the imagination, a prophet. In each of his three published books, what Nana Bonsu had written has come to pass. In “Claimed”, published in 2014, he wrote in Chapter VI, on pages 86-87, "Don't shoot, I  am  not  armed",  which would become an outcry of young black men  on police  shootings  years later. In  “Give a Darn”,  published  in  2015,  he wrote on pages 27-28,  "Youngsters  globally  flooded avenues to voice their grief of Climate  Warming”,  long  before Greta Thunberg,  Sweden’s  young  environmental  activist, appeared at the United Nations.  Lastly, in “Touched”, published  in  2016, in Chapter XVI, on pages 140-141, Nana Bonsu suggested to the government  of  Ghana, named  in  particular,  should send open  invitation to  all  Africans, particularly those whose ancestors were forcefully taken out of the continent during the awful period of Slavery, to come back home.


Proudly, in 2019, the world witnessed Ghana's efforts to invite Africans in diaspora to come home. This is known as the  “Year of Return, Ghana 2019”,  is  a year of celebration that aims to  give  fresh impetus to  the quest  to unite Africans on the continent with their brothers and sisters in the diaspora. The “Year of Return, Ghana 2019” marks the 400th anniversary of the arrival in Jamestown, Virginia of the first African slaves taken from Africa. 


Nana Bonsu sincerely gives Glory to God for his wisdom.  He gives thanks to God for sustaining him with His love

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