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  • http://www.ashy2classy.net Diggame

    Great post!! Love stuff like this educating the masses on some of our unkown achievements and influences

  • http://vickii-ibakethereforeiam.blogspot.com/ Vickii

    Great post Minna! I hadn’t heard of a lot of these women before today, but this is precisely why I like your blog – you educate me :) I love Chimamanda’s speech on the danger of a single story and hope that we all have a role to play in shaping the story of Africa; a story that is hopefully as multi-faceted, diverse, and different as we all are.

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  • http://www.chictherapyonline.blogspot.com chictherapy

    love the list.Can you imagine if these women had folded their arms and accepted the status quo?

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  • myview

    Ellen Johnson Sirleaf?
    Unity Dow?

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  • http://aduunyo.com/author/awoowehamza/ Awoowe Hamza

    This reminds me of the African proverb:
    ““until lions have their historians, the hunt will always glorify the hunter”

    I wrote a post about it: http://aduunyo.com/2012/05/the-awoowe-diaries-the-lion-or-the-hunter/ (sorry, don’t mean to advertise, just thought I’d share)

    But great article and keep educating us sister! I wouldn’t say we need more sisters like you, because I believe we already do have them, but what we need is for more of them to speak out like you do! Keep being a good rolemodel :)

    Keep shining and stay a blessing!

    • MsAfropolitan

      Thanks for your comment, we indeed need to keep encouraging sisters to speak out. Will check out the link too. Sharing is always welcome here.

  • Arnold

    Very nice update really ve to take this to students in the classroom who dont ve access to this

    • MsAfropolitan

      Thanks, great!

  • mandizvidza sheunesu

    nice article that give us a little more than we have been fed on since way back.women deserve a special mention in the history of africa.mbuya nehanda?

    • MsAfropolitan

      Thanks! Same to you.

  • eriq gidds ouko

    Changing World requires all

  • http://www.blogtalkradio.com/empresschi National MWM

    While. we really appreciate this posting, we have a problem with a white woman being placed in the same category as these great incredible (real) African women. Why can we not, still in this day focus on OUR SISTERS. It is very sad and clearly demonstrates how much work there is still ahead to take our rightful places as the “Mother of Civilization” etc. We are so thankful for the Million Woman U Movements

  • https://facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001287005091 Andrew Dalton

    I found this site interesting and as a white, male European I was looking for something to help me explain to my children that history is written by victors from the time of the ancients. However, I am not sure why a white African woman should be criticised for being on the list. It makes no more sense than excluding President Obama, Malcolm X, Muhammed Ali or Rosa Parkes from a list of great Americans as none of the above are native Americans. I accept without any argument that black Africans had very much more brutal treatment than white Africans dissidents during the colonial periods of African history but isn’t the impact of actions on a continent of greater import than ethnicity?

  • Richard Kildare

    Good summary of African women leaders, I would suggest more be added, as a Jamaican I challenged my daughters to find and present written reports on influential and or powerful female African women your content was helpful to expand their search. More tribal queens and warrior women of African history can be added.

  • nirankeyz

    And you say racist to this because you’re racist.

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