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Title:Long Live the Queen!: The Yaa Asantewaa Centenary and the Politics of History
Author:Day, Lynda R.
Year:2000
Periodical:Ghana Studies
Volume:3
Pages:153-166
Language:English
Geographic term:Ghana
Subjects:Ashanti polity
women rulers
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
History and Exploration
colonialism
nationalism
Historical/Biographical
Cultural Roles
About person:Nana Yaa Asantewaa (c. 1830-1921)
Abstract:This article provides a late-twentieh century perspective of Yaa Asantewaa in Edweso, Asante and Ghanaian history and reviews the reconstruction of historical memory in the Yaa Asantewaa centenary celebrations packaged by tourist-conscious Asante chiefs and national officials in Ghana. It shows how various constituencies managed, quite successfully, to claim the Yaa Asantewaa legacy during the centenary celebrations: the Ghanaian State, the then ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC), the Tourist Board, those interested in the empowerment of women, and the Asante. Notes, ref.
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