Synopses & Reviews
What was it like to live as a queen in ancient Egypt, or as an Amazon warrior in western Africa? African Princess tells the stories of six remarkable royal women and the eras in which they lived, from 1473 B.C. to the present. Some lived in great luxury; others lived in exile as freedom fighters. The rise of the slave trade and the arrival of European colonists unsettled the entire continent and forced rulers to find ways to govern and protect their kingdoms. Consequently, many of these royal women ruled in extremely difficult times, marked by palace intrigue, foreign invasion, and harrowing adventure.
"African Princess" tells the stories of six remarkable royal women who lived from 1473 B.C. to the present. Richly illustrated with portraits and archival material, this book reveals the lives of these powerful women to be as complex, rich, and intriguing as Africa itself.