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    In Praise of Black Women: Ancient African Queens v.1 (In Praise of Black Women) (Hardback) By (author) Simone Schwarz-Bart, By (author) Andre Schwarz-Bart, By (author) Simone Schwarz-Bach, By (author) Andre Schwarz-Bach, Foreword by Howard Dobson, Translated by Rose-Myriam Rejouis, Translated by Val Vinokurov

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    DescriptionThis series is a tribute to women in Africa and the African diaspora from the ancient past to the present. This first volume weaves together oral tradition, folk legends and stories, songs and poems, historical accounts, and travelers' tales from Egypt to Southern Africa, from prehistory to the 19th century. These women rulers, warriors and heroines include Amanirenas, the queen of Kush who battled Roman armies and defeated them at Aswan, Daurama, mother of the seven Hausa kingdoms and Ana de Susa Nzinga, who resisted the Portuguese conquest of Angola. These women's stories are narrated in the style of African oral tradition and aim to prove absorbing, informative and accessible.

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    In Praise of Black Women: Ancient African Queens v.1
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Simone Schwarz-Bart, By (author) Andre Schwarz-Bart, By (author) Simone Schwarz-Bach, By (author) Andre Schwarz-Bach, Foreword by Howard Dobson, Translated by Rose-Myriam Rejouis, Translated by Val Vinokurov
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 456
    Width: 234 mm
    Height: 302 mm
    Thickness: 36 mm
    Weight: 2,449 g
    ISBN 13: 9780299172503
    ISBN 10: 0299172503

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SOC
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    BIC subject category V2: JFSJ1
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    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.4
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T General Subject: 750
    BIC subject category V2: JFSL3, GTB
    BISAC V2.8: BIO022000
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP090
    Ingram Theme: SEXL/FEMINE
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    Ingram Theme: CULT/AFRICN
    BISAC V2.8: HIS001000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    BISAC V2.8: ART000000
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 42
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    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: BIO014000, HIS002000, BIO006000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17000
    BISAC V2.8: SOC028000
    BIC subject category V2: 1H
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 305.48896
    DC22: 305.48/896/00922
    LC classification: HQ1123 .S37913 2001
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: SOC001000
    Thema V1.0: JBSF1, JBSL, GTM
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1H
    Illustrations note
    600 colour illustrations
    University of Wisconsin Press
    Imprint name
    University of Wisconsin Press
    Publication date
    01 October 2001
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Simone Schwarz-Bart is the author of six novels and a play that have been published in many languages; Between Two Worlds and The Bridge of Beyond have been published in English. Andre Schwarz-Bart is the author of three novels, including Le dernier des Justes (The Last of the Just), awarded the 1959 Prix Goncourt and translated into twenty languages. Rose-Myriam Rejouis and Val Vinokurov have previously translated two novels by Patrick Chamoiseau: Solibo Magnificent and Texaco. Howard Dodson is director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in New York City.
    Review quote
    "Simone Schwarz-Bart's goal is to rescue and reconstruct the lives of black women worldwide....Informative, uplifting, and inspiring!" Howard Dodson, Director, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture/New York Public Library