Hey all! One evening I was chatting with my friend, we were talking about websites and buying domains. Before that night was over I’d started the process of setting up my own website. To cut the long story short, say hello to my website. Yeah it’s a static countdown page for now, that’s because I’d […]

Continuing on the badass women of Dahomey, this post will focus on the ahosi. I’ll add that the well-known Dahomey “Amazons” were considered under this category even though I will not be talking about them here. Any dependent of the Dahomean King regardless of biological sex was ahosi of the King. Ahosi is translated to […]

I find the high ranking women of Dahomey fascinating (but I find most things concerning West African women fascinating so…) Dahomey was a lot more brutally complex compared to Oyo (in many ways it was a rival kingdom to it). And unlike Oyo which remembered few women by name, Dahomey recorded and emphasised not only […]

This an edited version of a blogpost I wrote in January 2013 after reading Nwando Achebe‚Äôs The Female Colonial King of Nigeria. I read this at the Queer Vibration panel at the Labs during Chale Wote 2015. The Female Colonial King of Nigeria provides a fascinating look into gender in South-Eastern Nigeria through the life […]