hey , People!!!
took a glance this morning through ‘the article’ : Harry Odamtten’s “Dode Akabi: A Reexamination of the Oral and Textual
Narrative of a “Wicked” Female King.”
Akaabi, who historical facts recalls to be the first female monarch of the Ga people , a coast-dwelling people in Ghana and the founders of Ghana’s capital city , Accra . Technically , Akaabi is also the only woman to have led a major ethnic group in the Gold Coast that became Ghana .
a thing which is even more interestingly noting is , while it is , till date , recorded that she was not even Ga by birth , Akaabi manly became the first non-Ga ruler of the Ga state . she was a princess of the Awutu , a southern people who trace their heritage to the Guan , the earliest known people to settle in the geographical area now called Ghana .
other striking inputs this article emphasizes is that , it is quite plausible that the narrative about Akaabi is guided by anti-woman motivations when the qualities she exhibited would have been described in positive terms of men .
and what is mostly not said is that Akaabi also led the Ga into battles and won . some historians credit her with certain territories secured in the early 16th century by the Ga .
you & all who’s into reading long articles (academic works) , & has access to Project Muse , you may want to explore too . or ,
alternatively reach out to me and i’ll share the .pdf with you .