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The Female King of Colonial Nigeria free pdf Nwando Achebe presents the fascinating history of an Igbo woman, Ahebi Ugbabe, who became king in colonial Nigeria. Ugbabe was exiled from Igboland, became a prostitute, travelled widely, and learned to speak many languages. She became a close companion of Nigerian Igala kings and the British officers who supported her claim to the office of headman, warrant chief, and later, king. In this unique biography, Achebe traces the roots of Ugbabe's rise to fame and fortune. While providing critical perspectives on women, gender, sex and sexuality, and the colonial encounter, she also considers how it was possible for this woman to take on the office and responsibilities of a traditionally male role.

About Nwando Achebe

Nwando Achebe is Professor of History at Michigan State University. She is author of Farmers, Traders, Warriors, and Kings: Female Power and Authority in Northern Igboland, 1900-1960.

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Author : Nwando Achebe
Publisher : Indiana University Press
Data Published : 25 November 2010
ISBN : 0253222486
EAN : 9780253222480
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 256 pages
Age + : 0-1 years
Language : English
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