Wo Men of Valor

Wo Men of Valor


$ 1,200.00

24" x 48", Collage and Acrylic on Museum Wrapped Canvas. 

 “I must say this: If you, the men of Ashanti will not go forward, I shall call upon my fellow women.” Ghanaian, Queen Yaa Asantewa (c. 1840–1921) fearlessly led an army of women in a major war against the British colonists.  Yaa Asantewaa’s War, was one of the last major wars on the continent of Africa to be led by a woman.  The Europeans refer to the women soldiers as “Amazons”.  This collage represents these women’s spirit of unity and sovereignty.  They persisted.  They were the Women of Courage, Tenacity, and Strength; they were their Wo Men of Valor.

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