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Mother is Gold, Father is Glass free pdf Lorelle D. Semley explores the historical and political meanings of motherhood in West Africa and beyond, showing that the roles of women were far more complicated than previously thought. While in Ketu, Benin, Semley discovered that women were treasurers, advisors, ritual specialists, and colonial agents in addition to their more familiar roles as queens, wives, and sisters. These women with special influence made it difficult for the French and others to enforce an ideal of subordinate women. As she traces how women gained prominence, Semley makes clear why powerful mother figures still exist in the symbols and rituals of everyday practices.

About Lorelle D. Semley

Lorelle D. Semley is Assistant Professor in the Department of History at Wesleyan University. Her work has been published in Encyclopedia of Women and Islamic Cultures and she is a contributor to Crossing Memories: Slavery and African Diaspora (forthcoming).

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Author : Lorelle D. Semley
Publisher : Indiana University Press
Data Published : 25 November 2010
ISBN : 0253355451
EAN : 9780253355454
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 248 pages
Age + : 0-1 years
Language : English
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