Woman in Ancient Africa

Loth, Heinrich
Publisher:  Lawrence Hill
Year Published:  1989  
Pages:  192pp   ISBN:  0-88208-218-3
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX18825

Using travellers' reports written between the 12th and 16th centuries, Loth challenges the traditional view of women in ancient Africa as subservient. The text, illustrated with 112 black-and-white and 46 full-colour photographs, reveals women in the time of the great African empires and city founders, religious leaders, traders, and family bread-winners as well as wives and mothers.

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