About the author
J. O. De Graft Hanson is a talented Ghanaian author. De Graft Hanson was the first president of the Council of the Ghana Children’s Literature Foundation and a fellow of the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences. His stories include The Secret of Opokuwa ( 1967 ), The Little Sasabonsam ( 1972 ), The Fetish Hide-Out ( 1975 ), The People from the Sea ( 1988 ), The Singing Tortoise ( 1989 ), and The Golden Oware Counters ( 1991 ). Commenting on his aims, De Graft Hanson noted a desire to stimulate his readers’ curiosity and imagination with thrilling stories that reflect African values but are published in European languages.