At one time Africa was ruled by a powerful order of matriarchs. They produced the world's first oracles, prophetess and prophets. These matriarchs were defenders of the Great Mother but the development of Patriarchy and its incumbent dominance cast aside the African woman's sacred role as goddess and was overshadowed by replicas such as Venus, Aphrodite, Artemis. This talk peels back the layers of this hidden history.
- Duration: 60 mins
- Online Zoom event: Join from your computer, phone or tablet (no replay available)
Meet the Host, Dr Michelle
Dr Michelle Asantewa formerly lectured in English Literature, Editing and Creative Writing at London Metropolitan University and currently facilitates a range of writing workshops as an independent scholar. She is lead-tutor on 'The Amazing James Baldwin' course and the 'African Women Resistance leaders: Political and Spiritual' course
She co-founded Way Wive Wordz Publishing, Editing and Tuition services through which she has published her first novel, 'Elijah' and 'The Awakening and Other Poems'. The more recent titles – her PhD Thesis, 'Guyanese Komfa: the ritual art of trance', 'Mama Lou Tales: a folkloric biography of a Guyanese elder', and 'Something Buried in the Yard' (an extracted novella from her PhD), were launched in July 2016. Dr Michelle Asantewa also writes a regular blog – Way Wive Wordz.