coming to America





Adjusting to a Culture


Prince Ahkeim Jahfar wakes up on his twenty-first birthday and realizes that he is

to be wed to a woman he has never met before. This is a custom that is traditional in the

royal family of Zamoonda, Africa. His father, King Jahfi Jahfar had been planning this

wedding for many years. The woman who is groomed to be the prince’s wife has been

trained since birth to learn everything about the prince and what he likes. She is

trained to fill his every desire. As it turned out, the Prince was not satisfied with his wife

to be because her intellect did not meet his standards. He decides to travel to America to

find his bride to be.

Prince Ahkeim and his servant Simi fly to Queens, New York to fill out the

Prince’s dreams. They arrive in a suburban area of Queens wearing very expensive suits

and animal skins around their chest. Soon they find out that they need to change their

wardrobe to fit in with the rest of the population. Prince Ahkeim plans to meet a woman

that will love him for who he is and not for the wealth he has. He must make everybody

he meets believe that he is an ordinary person from New York so that his cover will not

be “blown”. The Prince even gets a job at a fast-food restaurant and works like a peasant

would from his home. When asked where he is from, he simply replies “I’m an African

student who is studying here at the University”.

Prince Ahkeim learns that there are many things that go on in America that are

different from his world. He seems to be amused that people dump trash on the streets

and greet each other by shouting curse words at each other. The apartment that he moves

into is almost a complete opposite of the palace he left. Rats and roaches crawl around

the floor as if they owned the building. This doesn’t seem to bother the Prince even

though he is used to petal girls throwing rose petals to cover the floor before him and

girls to bathe him.

He soon meets a girl that he is very interested in but she is already engaged to

marry someone. Daryl, her fiancé is the son a wealthy entrepreneur and comes across as

very superficial to the Prince. Prince Ahkeim worked hard at his new job and tries to

come in contact with Lisa as much as possible. Lisa invites Ahkeim to go on a double

date with her sister. During the game, Daryl asked Ahkeim “I bet wearing clothes is a

new experience for you.” Lisa gradually becomes aware of the Prince’s charm and

prestige. Slowly but surely, Lisa starts to fall in love with Ahkeim. As far as she knows,

Ahkeim is the son of a goat herder.

King Jahfi comes to find out that his son is living poorly and decides to visit

America to find out what exactly is going on. When he arrives, he finds Prince Ahkeim’s

servant Simi at the roach infested apartment and learns that his son has betrayed his

wealth and fortune for a girl. The King then goes to Lisa McDowell’s house to find his

son. King Jahfi is very disturbed about his son’s behavior and refuses to allow him to

marry the woman he loves. The King finally retrieves his son and brings him back to the

palace of Zamoonda to marry the woman chosen to be his wife.

At the wedding, Prince Ahkeim lifts the vail from the bride’s face to find out that

it is Lisa and becomes overwhelmed with joy. King Jahfi changed a tradition of many

generations to bring true happiness to his son.


Adjusting to a Culture


Prince Ahkeim Jahfar wakes up on his twenty-first birthday and realizes that he is

to be wed to a woman he has never met before. This is a custom that is traditional in the

royal family of Zamoonda, Africa. His father, King Jahfi Jahfar had been planning this

wedding for many years. The woman who is groomed to be the prince’s wife has been

trained since birth to learn everything about