Idia  the Warrior Queen of Benin Book

Idia the Warrior Queen of Benin


  • Author : Irene Isoken Salami-Agunloye
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Queens
  • Pages : 101
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105133127923

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Idia of the Benin Kingdom Book

Idia of the Benin Kingdom


  • Author : Ekiuwa Aire
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2020-08-12
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 40
  • ISBN 10 : 1777117925

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Idia of the Benin Kingdom Book Description :

Introduce Your Kids to an Ancient African Warrior Queen! Idia of the Benin Kingdom introduces young readers to the story of Queen Idia of the ancient Kingdom of Benin, who played an essential role during the reign of her son, Esigie, who ruled Benin from 1504-1550. This story tells of a young Idia who pursued her dreams, believed in herself, and became the first Queen Mother of Benin. The story starts with a dream young Idia has where she sees a woman in battle. The woman in her dream also appears to be using herbs and potions to heal the wounded. Something about the dream convinces Idia that she is destined to do more for her beloved kingdom. She does whatever it takes to become what her dream had shown her. It wasn't easy because, at the time, young girls were not groomed to be warriors. But Idia was determined to challenge the status quo. Idia is an excellent role model. As history tells us, she grew up to be a fierce dancing warrior queen. After the death of Idia's husband, the Oba, the kingdom was divided. Idia's political counsel helped her son end a civil war. He, in turn, bestowed upon her the title "Iyoba" meaning Queen Mother.

Knowing Differently Book

Knowing Differently


  • Author : G. N. Devy
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2015-08-12
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 382
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317325697

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Knowing Differently Book Description :

This book offers a bold and illuminating account of the worldviews nurtured and sustained by indigenous communities from across continents, through their distinctive understanding of concepts such as space, time, joy, pain, life, and death. It demonstrates how this different mode of ‘knowing’ has brought the indigenous into a cultural conflict with communities that claim to be modern and scientific. Bringing together scholars, artists and activists engaged in understanding and conserving local knowledge that continues to be in the shadow of cultural extinction, the book attempts to interpret repercussions on identity and cultural transformation and points to the tragic fate of knowing the world differently. The volume inaugurates a new thematic area in post-colonial studies and cultural anthropology by highlighting the perspectives of marginalized indigenous communities, often burdened with being viewed as ‘primitive’. It will be useful to scholars and students of anthropology, sociology, cultural studies, history, linguistics, literature, and tribal studies.

The History of Africa Book

The History of Africa


  • Author : Molefi Kete Asante
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-12-18
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 482
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351685153

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The History of Africa Book Description :

Authoritative and comprehensive, The History of Africa provides an accessible narrative from earliest prehistory to the present day, with unusual attention paid to the ordinary lives of Africans. This survey includes a wealth of indigenous ideas, African concepts, and traditional outlooks that have escaped the writing of African history in the West. The fully updated new edition includes information on the recent conflicts in Libya and the Sudan, as well as additional content on the experiences and contributions of women. A companion website offers a wealth of supporting resources for each chapter, including new historic maps, primary sources, video and audio clips, and links to sites for further research. Richly illustrated and clearly written, this volume is an indispensable introduction to the major developments, personalities, and events that have shaped the history of the African continent.

Politics   Social Justice Book

Politics Social Justice


  • Author : Ernest Emenyo̲nu
  • Publisher : Boydell & Brewer Ltd
  • Release Date : 2014
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 197
  • ISBN 10 : 9781847010971

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Politics Social Justice Book Description :

gan-Flint, USA; the editorialExamines some of the varied Afric

Daughters Of The Deep Book
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Daughters Of The Deep


  • Author : Uwa Omorodion
  • Publisher : Author House
  • Release Date : 2011-11-15
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 204
  • ISBN 10 : 9781467009683

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Daughters Of The Deep Book Description :

Daughters Of The Deep is a story about vengeance, mystery, sweet and passionate love, and betrayal. It is the story of Kirah, a strange and unusual girl. It is also the story of an extremely powerful goddess of the oceans and seas, who desperately seek acknowledgement and worship from the ones she calls her own.

Literature  History and Identity in Northern Nigeria Book

Literature History and Identity in Northern Nigeria


  • Author : Tsiga, Ismaila A.
  • Publisher : Safari Books Ltd
  • Release Date : 2016-02-22
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 408
  • ISBN 10 : 9789788431879

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Literature History and Identity in Northern Nigeria Book Description :

This unique collection of articles on literature in northern Nigeria is in three parts. Part one presents an overview of the running theme, in which Na’Allah explores the theoretical relationship between literature, history and identity in northern Nigeria, using the proverbial story of the blind man who holds a lamp while walking alone in the night. Similarly, Tsiga undertakes in a long bibliographical essay, a notable survey of the relationship between literature, history and identity in northern Nigeria, chronicling the development of life writing in the region dating back three hundred years. Part two focuses on the relationship between literature and history in northern Nigeria and begins with the article in which Illah investigates the theme. He uses the image of the bus to underscore the point he makes concerning the uniqueness of northern Nigerian literature, which continues its journey, even without a spare tyre. Equally in this part, Balogun discusses Yerima’s Attahiru, Ameh Oboni: The Great as theatres of colonial resistance; just as Methuselah also examines the heroism celebrated in Ahmed Yerima’s Attahiru. Adamu revisits the trans-fictional use of the Grimm Brothers’ tale in the early published Hausa written narratives, while Yunusa and Malumfashi examine similar historical concerns in Abubakar Imam and Sa’adu Zungur, respectively. This part concludes with Garba assessing the transformation of the written Hausa prose narratives into radio broadcasts; while Abiodun examines in a historiographic survey the various forms and composition of Ilorin music. In what might have been the scholar’s last conference article before his sudden death, Nasidi, in Part three, opens the debate on literature and identity in northern Nigeria, eloquently theorising on the relationship with Foucault, his favourite philosopher. AbdulRaheem illustrates how the literature of the people of Ilorin is their identity marker, while Kazaure investigates the split character

Women of Owu Book

Women of Owu


  • Author : Femi Osofisan
  • Publisher : Ibadan University Press
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Drama
  • Pages : 78
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015070754729

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Women of Owu Book Description :

This is an African retelling of Euripides: an unnervingly topical story of a people and a beloved city destroyed by the brutality of war. The play was first performed in Lagos in 2003 under the distinguished director Chuck Mike, and subsequently toured the UK.

Historical Dictionary of Nigeria Book

Historical Dictionary of Nigeria


  • Author : Toyin Falola
  • Publisher : Scarecrow Press
  • Release Date : 2009-07-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 466
  • ISBN 10 : 0810863162

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Historical Dictionary of Nigeria Book Description :

Since independence in 1960, Nigeria has undergone tremendous change shaped by political instability, rapid population growth, and economic turbulence. The Historical Dictionary of Nigeria introduces Nigeria's rich and complex history. Readers will find a wealth of information on important contemporary issues like AIDS, human rights, petroleum, and faith-based conflict.

More Than Dancing Book

More Than Dancing


  • Author : Irene Isoken Salami
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Africa
  • Pages : 108
  • ISBN 10 : IND:30000107493425

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