Mother Is Gold, Father Is Glass: Gender and Colonialism in a Yoruba Town
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Lorelle D. Semley explores the historical and political meanings of motherhood in West Africa and beyond, showing that the roles of women were far more complicated than previously thought. While in Ketu, Benin, Semley discovered that women were treasurers, advisors, ritual specialists, and colonial agents in addition to their more familiar roles as queens, wives, and siste...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published November 1st 2010 by Indiana University Press
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