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Women leaders in African history

Author: David Sweetman
Publisher: Oxford ; Exeter, N.H., USA : Heinemann, 1984.
Series: African historical biographies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Women have played a far more central role in Africa than the history books often suggest. Here are lively portraits of twelve key figures. Their periods of influence range from ancient Egypt to the colonial era. This book offers informative reading for secondary school and university students not only in Africa, but in the rest of the world. It will also have an appeal to the general audience interested in the role  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Sweetman, David, 1943-
Women leaders in African history.
London ; Exeter, N.H., USA : Heinemann, 1984
(OCoLC)558454038
Online version:
Sweetman, David, 1943-
Women leaders in African history.
London ; Exeter, N.H., USA : Heinemann, 1984
(OCoLC)604705606
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Sweetman
ISBN: 0435944800 9780435944803
OCLC Number: 14719223
Description: xii, 100 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm.
Contents: List of illustrations --
List of maps --
Acknowledgements --
Introduction --
Hatshepsut of Egypt: 15th century BC --
Candace of Meroë: 3rd century BC to 2nd century AD --
The Kahina of the Mahgreb: about AD 575-702 --
Amina of Hausaland: 15th or 16th century --
Helena and Sabla Wangel of Ethiopia: 16th century --
Nzinga of Angola: about 1581-1663 --
Donna Beatrice of Kongo: about 1682-1706 --
Mmanthatisi of the Sotho: about 1781-1835 --
Ranavalona I of Madagascar: ruled 1828-61 --
Muganzirwazza of Buganda: about 1817-82 --
Yaa Asantewa of Asante: about 1840/60-1921 --
Nehanda of Zimbabwe: about 1863-98 --
Index.
Series Title: African historical biographies.
Responsibility: David Sweetman.

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"Women have played a far more central role in Africa than the history books often suggest. Here are lively portraits of twelve key figures. Their periods of influence range from ancient Egypt to the colonial era. This book offers informative reading for secondary school and university students not only in Africa, but in the rest of the world. It will also have an appeal to the general audience interested in the role of women in history."--Back cover.

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