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Title: Nana Yaa Asantewaa, The Queen Mother of Ejisu: The Unsung Heroine of Feminism in Ghana
Authors: Wiafe Mensah, Nana Pokua
Advisor: Dei, George Jerry Sefa
Department: Sociology and Equity Studies in Education
Keywords: Indigenous Leadership
Yaa Asantewaa
The Unsung Heroine
Queen mother of Ejisu
Feminism in Ghana
Yaa Asantewaa War
Yaa Asantewaa, role in Ashanti/British War
The Golden Stool
The Ashanti/British War
The Akans (Ashanti)
Issue Date: 1-Jan-2011
Abstract: This thesis examines the life story of Nana Yaa Asantewaa and its pedagogical implications for schooling and education in Ghana and Canada. Leadership role among women has been a topic in many debates for a long period. For many uninformed writers about the feminist struggles in Africa, Indigenous African women are docile bodies with little or no agencies and resistance power. However, the life history of Nana Yaa Asantewaa questions the legitimacy and accuracy of this misrepresentation of Indigenous African women. In 1900, Yaa Asantewaa led the Ashanti community in a war against the British imperial powers in Ghana. The role Yaa Asantewaa played in the war has made her the legend in history of Ghana and the feminist movement in Ghana. This dissertation examines the traits of Yaa Asantewaa and the pedagogic challenges of teaching Yaa Asantewaa in the public schools in Ghana and Canada.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/25684
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