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The Female King of Colonial Nigeria : Ahebi Ugbabe (Paperback)

Author: Achebe, Nwando

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Nwando Achebe presents the fascinating history of an Igbo woman, AhebiUgbabe, who became king in colonial Nigeria. Ugbabe was exiled from Igboland, becamea prostitute, traveled widely, and learned to speak many languages. She became aclose companion of Nigerian Igala kings and the British officers who supported herclaim to the office of headman, warrant chief, and later, king. In this uniquebiography, Achebe traces the roots of Ugbabe''s rise to fame and fortune. Whileproviding critical perspectives on women, gender, sex and sexuality, and thecolonial encounter, she also considers how it was possible for this woman to take onthe office and responsibilities of a traditionally male role.

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Publisher Indiana Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9780253222480
SKU 213653376
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0253222486
Release Date 2/1/2011
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0305
Publisher Indiana University Press

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