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African princess : the amazing lives of Africa's royal women

Joyce Hansen Laurie McGaw ill.

1st U.S. ed.. 2004

Available at UDM McNichols Campus Library  UDM McN Juvenile Collection  (DT 18 .H36 2004 )()

  • Title:
    African princess : the amazing lives of Africa's royal women
  • Author: Joyce Hansen
  • Laurie McGaw ill.
  • Description: Princess who became a king: Hatshepsut of Egypt -- Born to rule: Amina of Zaria -- Warrior queen: Njinga of Matamba -- Amazon: Tata Ajache of Dahomey -- Sister of the country: Taytu Betul of Ethiopia -- Princess of the mountains of the moon: Elizabeth of Toro.
    What was it like to live as a queen in ancient Egypt, or as an Amazon warrior in western Africa? African Princess tells the stories of six remarkable royal women and the eras in which they lived, from 1473 B.C. to the present. Some lived in great luxury; others lived in exile as freedom fighters. The rise of the slave trade and the arrival of European colonists unsettled the entire continent and forced rulers to find ways to govern and protect their kingdoms. Consequently, many of these royal women ruled in extremely difficult times, marked by palace intrigue, foreign invasion, and harrowing adventure. Richly illustrated with portraits and archival material, African Princess reveals the lives of these powerful women to be as complex, rich, and intriguing as Africa itself.
  • Local Note: acq2006edu
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Publisher: New York : Jump at the Sun/Hyperion/Madison Press
  • Format: 48 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 28 cm.
  • Identifier: ISBN 0786851163 (lib. bdg.)
  • Subjects: Princesses -- Africa -- Biography; Princesses -- Africa -- Pictorial works; Africa -- Biography
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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