In Praise Of Black Women, Volume 1: Ancient African Queens

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In Praise of Black Women, Volume 1: Ancient African Queens

    In Praise of Black Women is a magnificent tribute to women in Africa and the African diaspora from the ancient past to the present. Lavishly illustrated, with text written and selected by the celebrated Guadeloupian novelist Simone Schwarz-Bart, this four-volume series celebrates remarkable women who distinguished themselves in their time and shaped the course of culture and history.
    Volume 1: Ancient African Queens weaves together oral tradition, folk legends and stories, songs and poems, historical accounts, and travelers’ tales from Egypt to southern Africa, from prehistory to the nineteenth century. These women rulers, warriors, and heroines include Amanirenas, the queen of Kush who battled Roman armies and defeated them at Aswan; Daurama, mother of the seven Hausa kingdoms; Amina Kulibali, founder of the Gabu dynasty in Senegal; Ana de Sousa Nzinga, who resisted the Portuguese conquest of Angola; Beatrice Kimpa Vita, a Kongo prophet burned at the stake by Christian missionaries; Nanda, mother of the famous warrior-king Shaka Zulu; and many others.
    These extraordinary women's stories, narrated in the style of African oral tradition, are absorbing, informative, and accessible. The abundant illustrations, many of them rare archival images, depict the diversity among Black women and make this volume a unique treasure for every art lover, every school, and every family.

Specifications of In Praise of Black Women, Volume 1: Ancient African Queens

GENERAL
AuthorSimone Schwarz-Bart, Andre Schwarz-Bart, Rose-Myriam Rejouis, Val Vinokurov
BindingHardcover
LanguageEnglish
Edition1st
ISBN-100299172503
ISBN-139780299172503
PublisherUniversity of Wisconsin Press
Number Of Pages448
Publication Date2001-10-01
DIMENSIONS
Height12 inch.
Length9 inch.
Width1.3 inch.
Weight5.4 pounds.

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