African Royalty

Kandake Amanitore

Kandake Amanitore

Books: Akyeampong, Emmanuel Kwaku, and Henry Louis Gates. 2012. Dictionary of African biography. Oxford: Oxford University Press.  Harkless, Necia Desiree. 2006. Nubian Pharaohs and Meroitic Kings: The Kingdom of Kush. Bloomington, IN: AuthorHouse. Jackson-Laufer, Guida M. 2009. Women Leaders of Africa, Asia, Middle East and Pacific: A Biographical Reference. [Bloomington, Ind.]: Xlibris. Websites: Amanitore – Wikipedia Videos: BBC […]

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Kandake Nawidemak

Kandake Nawidemak

Name: Kandake Nawidemak Also Known as: Naldamak Dynasty: Kushsite Dynasties Date: Early 1st Century B.C. Note: She was the daughter of Queen Amanitore. Books: Asante, Molefi Kete. 2004. Encyclopedia of Black Studies. London [u.a.]: SAGE. Harkless, Necia Desiree. 2006. Nubian Pharaohs and Meroitic Kings: The Kingdom of Kush. Bloomington, IN: AuthorHouse. Jackson-Laufer, Guida M. 2009. Women Leaders of […]

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Queen Pokou

Queen Pokou

Name: Queen Pokou Also known as: Awura, Aura, or Abla Pokou Date: c. 1730–1750 Queen and Founder of: Baoulé Tribe Monarch of the: Ashanti Kingdom Note: She was queen mother, grand priestess, and the second highest person in the kingdom. Books: Hamilton, Janice. 2004. Ivory Coast in Pictures. Minneapolis: Lerner Publications Co. Jackson, Guida Myrl. 1999. Women Rulers […]

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Cleopatra VII (Female Pharaoh)

Cleopatra VII (Female Pharaoh)

Articles: Whitaker, Charles. “Was Cleopatra?” Ebony Magazine, February 2002, Vol. LVII, No.4, pgs. 162-170. Clarke, John Henrik. “The Black Woman in History,” Black World/ Negro Digest, February 1975, pgs. 11 -26. Books: Gagarin, Michael. n.d. The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome. Oxford [u.a.]: Oxford Univ. Press. Lightman, Marjorie, Benjamin Lightman, and Marjorie Lightman. […]

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Queen Twosret (Female Pharaoh)

Queen Twosret (Female Pharaoh)

Books: León, Vicki. 1995. Uppity Women of Ancient Times. Berkeley, CA: Conari Press. Ruiz, Ana. 2001. The Spirit of Ancient Egypt. New York: Algora Pub. Tyldesley, Joyce A. 1995. Daughters of Isis: Women of Ancient Egypt. London: Penguin.  Websites: Ancient Nile’s Egyptian Articles: Ancient Egyptian Female Pharaohs Twosret – Wikipedia Videos: Black Women in Antiquity – Professor Ivan […]

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