Richard Paa Kofi Botchwey lost both his parents at ages 5 and 7 respectively. Born into poverty and banished from his village after his parents died, he lived homeless on the dangerous streets of Ghana. At times, people did offer to take him in, only to physically and verbally abuse him. During this time, and often sleeping in phone booths or in the side street “dump”, God told Richard to begin writing a book. With no real formal education and learning English by digging in trash cans for “western magazines.” Richard painstakingly began to write down and record each day/event of his life; which at the time, he did not know, would later become an inspiration to the world! Detailing his walk with God through the joyful times and the sad. The freighting and the courageous. The times of near death and life. Richard walks you through his life and gives amazing testimony of God’s miracles. In just over 10 years, Richard completed his book (The Tale of an Orphan a Lesson to Learn) and it was officially published April 1st, 2012 by E-magine Publishing.
Since Publication Richard has appeared on Pauline Long Show (SKY TV UK) and Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) Europe as well as several television and radio shows in Ghana. UBAWA (Urban Books, Authors and Writers of America) ranked his book among their Top 100 Books of 2013 in the USA. In 2015 Richard was nominated for the prestigious BEEFTA award where he attended the awards ceremony in central London. Indeed, Richard is a generational thinker and incredible business orientated young man who believes that, even in ashes, there is hope. Richard is currently working on several charitable projects and writing his next bestseller “If I were an American.“