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In Praise of Black Women, Volume 3
Modern African Women
Simone Schwarz-Bart with André Schwarz-Bart
Translated by Rose-Myriam Réjouis, Val Vinokurov and Stephanie K. Turner
With a Foreword by Howard Dobson, Director of The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture/New York Public Library
Modern African Women offers powerful and unforgettable tales from Senegal to South Africa, from the nineteenth century to the present. These modern African rulers, leaders, and visionaries include Madam Yoko, Queen of the Kpaa Mende and national heroine of Sierra Leone; Princess Kesso, a Fulani Muslim princess from Guinea who became one of the world's first black models; Alice Lenshina, who fought British colonial rule in Zambia and was considered a prophet in the Lumpa Church; Ellen Kuzwayo, member of the African National Congress whose struggle for civil and women's rights landed her in prison; Dulcie September, the ANC representative in France, killed for her ardent support for the cause of freedom; Miriam Makeba, internationally loved singer South African singer; Winnie Mandela, who carried on the struggle during Nelson Mandela's long imprisonment; and many others.
Simone Schwarz-Bart is the author of six novels and a play, which have been translated and published in many languages; Between Two Worlds and The Bridge of Beyond have been published in English. André Schwarz-Bart is the author of three novels, including Le Dernier des justes (The Last of the Just), which was awarded the 1959 Prix Goncourt and has been translated into twenty languages. Rose-Myriam Réjouis and Val Vinokurov have previously translated two works by French novelist Patrick Chamoiseau: Solibo Magnificent and Texaco. Stephanie K. Turner is completing a Ph.D. in comparative literature at Princeton University, specializing in Francophone literature.
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Find out more about other volumes of In Praise of Black Women
In Praise of Black Women
Vol. 1 Ancient African Queens
In Praise of Black Women
Vol. 2 Heroines of the Slavery Era
Additional information about the French and English Editions
This series originally appeared in French as a six-volume work entitled Hommage à la Femme Noire published in 1988 by Editions Consulaires, with more than 10,000 sets sold.
Volume 1 in English combines the French Volumes 1 & 2. Volume 2 in English is a translation of Volume 3 in French. Volume 3 in English is a translation of Volume 4 in French, but also includes new material.
- Distributed in the U.K., Europe, and Africa by Africa Book Centre, Ltd., London africabookcentre.com
- Distributed in the Caribbean by Ian Randle Publishers, Kingston, Jamaica ianrandlepublishers.com
- A series for every family and school
- Published under the auspices of UNESCO
- Standing orders may be placed for all four volumes
- Publication dates may be subject to change
- For more information, see in praise of black women
LC: 00-012316 HQ
268 pp. 9 x 12
404 color and b/w illus.
Cloth $49.95 t
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