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Women in African History – The Women Soldiers of Dahomey
Women in African History – The Women Soldiers of Dahomey

Women in African History – The Women Soldiers of Dahomey

JUVENILE NONFICTION

112 Pages, 5.0 x 7.75

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $13.95 (US $13.95)

Publication Date: February 2016

ISBN 9780008149369

Rights: US

HarperCollins UK (Feb 2016)
Collins

Price: $13.95
 
 

Overview

A short history of the Women Soldiers of Dahomey, a group of incredible women highlighted in UNESCO’s Women in African History series.Elite troops, The Women Soldiers of Dahomey, contributed to the military power of the Kingdom of Dahomey in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Admired in their country and feared by their adversaries, these formidable warriors never fled from danger. The troops were dissolved following the fall of Behanzin (Gbehanzin), the last King of Dahomey, during French colonial expansion at the end of the nineteenth century.The story of The Women Soldiers of Dahomey is told through comic strip illustrations by Pat Masioni a comic strip designer and scriptwriter originally from the province of Bandundu in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Author Biography

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) seeks to encourage the identification, protection and preservation of cultural and natural heritage around the world considered to be of outstanding value to humanity.