A Must Read: Black Women In Antiquity Edited by Dr. Ivan Sertima


Book Description: This unique volume provides an overview of the black queens, madonnas, and goddesses who dominated the history and imagination of ancient times. The authors have concentrated on Ethiopia and Egypt because the documents of the Nile Valley are voluminous compared to the sketchier records in other parts of Africa, but also because the imagination of the world, not just that of Africa, was haunted by these women. They are just as prominent a feature of European mythology as of African reality. The book is divided into three parts: Ethiopia and Egyptian Queens and Goddesses; Black Women in Ancient Art; and Conquerors and Courtesans. This second edition contains two new chapters, one on Hypatia and women’s rights in ancient Egypt, and the other on the diffusion into Europe of Isis, the African goddess of Nile Valley civilizations.


2 thoughts on “A Must Read: Black Women In Antiquity Edited by Dr. Ivan Sertima

  1. This is a really great book. I feel a rise in consciousness with many sistas. I’ve noticed since the natural hair movement began. I think more of them realize how great and beautiful they already are. I hope this trend continues. Black women need to rise up and reclaim their greatness.

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    1. I agree. I have been natural for about two years now and I am hoping that the rise in consciousness in sistas is not just a trend, but here to stay; A friend of mine says that she believe it is. That’s what this blog is all about to help black women realize our worth and understand why we’re targeted for so much hate and ridicule day in and day out.


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