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YAA ASANTEWAA RELOADED

I have been thinking about this for sometime I think I must pour out my thoughts here.   So many years ago, the need arose that a woman who was a queen of her town picks up arms and lead the male dominated army to fight the British.  This was unthinkable in those days.  It was at a time that women were relegated to the background and the British had a very formidable army.  I am very sure the woman-led army was severely defeated.  however for the singular act of defying her boundaries and putting up such an extra-ordinary act of bravery, Nana Yaa Asantewaa is touted today as one of the brave African women of all time.  No one ever seems to mention or even talk about the outcome of her action itself.  no one ever talks about the defeat. Continue reading YAA ASANTEWAA RELOADED

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